Herne Bay

After much deliberation, I have finally treated myself to a camera that is rather more compact than the DSLR I typically use.  At first, I had big ideas of carrying it with me… Continue reading

Bewl Water

Well, it’s been a long time since I was here!  Time has run away with me and I’ve struggled to give my poor blog any TLC.  I can’t promise that is going to… Continue reading


Warden is a small village on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.  The area, particularly around Warden Point, is well known amongst those who collect and study fossils, and there were a couple of… Continue reading

In Search of Bluebells

This is one of my favourite times of the year; bluebell season.  The sight and scent of thousands of bluebells carpeting the forest floor is truly impressive, and it’s no wonder that so… Continue reading

Samphire Hoe and beyond

Samphire Hoe is a 30-hectare site between Dover and Folkestone.  Accessed through a tunnel, it is situated at the base of Shakespeare Cliff and was created during the construction of the Channel Tunnel.… Continue reading

Beachy Head, Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Every now and then, my sister and I venture a little further afield for one of our day trips.  The journey to Birling Gap took longer than anticipated, but we arrived in sunshine… Continue reading

Elmley National Nature Reserve – A Return Visit

Elmley National Nature Reserve is on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.  It is accessed via a two-mile road, along which it is possible to see birds and other wildlife.  The reserve itself is… Continue reading


Leysdown-on-Sea is on the east side of the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent.  Last Saturday, I visited the beach in the morning, just as the early mists were clearing.  I only had time… Continue reading

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Bedgebury National Pinetum, close to the Kent/East Sussex border, contains over 12,000 trees and shrubs, many rare and historically important, and plays a key role in the conservation of conifers.  The parkland of… Continue reading

Back to Basics – Pinhole Photography

For some time now, I have said that I really want to gain some understanding of the darkroom.  I had film cameras as I was growing up, of course, but they were of… Continue reading