Sunday, 3 March 2013

Home...and Away

Apologies for the longer than anticipated absence from the Blogger World, but My Good Wife surprised me with a week way somewhere warm and relaxing in a more civilised part of the World than I had recently been in.
It was just as well in fact, as I had come back to weather about 30 degrees colder than I had been used to and the Old Body was not standing up to it too well to put it mildly. I did manage a couple of walks however before jetting off but as you can see from the Picture below the days were very overcast and dull and generally pretty damn boring, from a photography point of view.

This is a view from Elliot Beach just south of Arbroath, which is looking kinda scruffy these days due to the number of fairly intense storms that have hit this part of the World these last few months, which has washed up all sorts of debris both man made and natural, on to the Beaches.
We jetted back in to the UK on the 24th February to clear skies and sunny but freezing days, and I managed to take one of my better pictures of an almost full Moon at close to midnight in temperatures of -6 degrees centigrade ! helped of course by a hip flask of Scotlands finest...

I have always struggled to take a decent picture of the moon, never quite getting the settings correct, but a wonderful Guest post over on the Nikon Rumors blog opened my eye's and I managed this humble attempt.
Now its back to reality and the Chore list...I have 2 weeks to complete the tasks set and then it's back to work for me. Where I am heading off for is still to be decided but I can put money on to yet another journey to the Continent of Africa...wonderful.



  1. P you are so funny...........I always love your travel stories AND of course your amazing pics. This moon shot is gorgeous - did you use a Nikon to get it? Yes, must agree the Arbroath beach doesn't look very inviting at present.......does it actually get swimmers and sun bathers (those naughty people still doing that!) in the warmer weather? Do you get 'warmer weather' up there - if I come should I pack a hip flask too?

    Glad you have the Good Wife who saw the need to take you away to a warm place - glad you both enjoyed wherever it was you ventured.

    Africa again, sounds OK - I still hope to go back some day - probably Kenya next time. Meanwhile, I'm having a couple of months at home, playing 'domestic goddess' for a while and doing some projects around the home. Spring is out there, somewhere, and the garden is calling for help - so that's a big job awaiting my green and much-traveled fingers now.

    Hang in there - Scotland must warm up sometimes!

    Best wishes - Mary

  2. Great job on the moon shot! I'm anxious to see what that article says. I was taught to use the Sunny 16 rule and then adjust settings around that. But I was given a flask as a gift...maybe that will improve my next moon shot. LOL So nice you were able to enjoy some down-time and will be anxiously awaiting your next adventure!

  3. I am so glad you're back in our blogging community! Love your posts and photos!