Travelogue

  1. The Best and Worst

    Date 18 Nov 2018
    Santa Maria Sky, Cap Corse, Corsica, France. As this is primarily a photographically based commentary on our travels  over the last year or so, and because we have visited such a variety of places each with their own strengths and weaknesses (as viewed from our perspective), I have decided to…

  2. Blue and White

    Date 02 Nov 2018
    Oia Church and Clouds It’s no coincidence that blue and white are the colours of the Greek flag and when most people think of Greece they probably tend to think of a sun drenched island with white washed villages, surrounded by the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. This quintessential Greek representation describes…

  3. Winding Down in Greece

    Date 27 Oct 2018
    Moonset over Varlaam Monastery After the first brief five day stop-over in Athens in late May we have now been able to spend a little more time revisiting a few places we went to during our previous trip here as well as a couple of new locations. First up was the…

  4. Just Chillin’

    Date 06 Oct 2018
    Neamt Dawn I was expecting Romania to be a bit cooler, temperature wise, compared to where we have been recently and sure enough we have, even in September, had a few sub-zero mornings already and the days are decidedly cooler, which has been enjoyable for us, at least at the moment. One of…

  5. Stone and Wood, Pomes and Plums

    Date 20 Sep 2018
    Rolling farmland in Transylvania After initially arriving on the overnight train from Budapest (which turned out to be better than expected) we collected the hire car that we now have for three weeks. We then headed straight out of Brasov to Sighisoara, both in Transylvania, where we spent the first week…

  6. Two Letters

    Date 06 Sep 2018
    Lenticular cloud over Belianske Tatry Chalk and cheese - the only similarity is the first two letters. The words Slovakia and Slovenia are the same in all but two letters, and yet we found the difference between the two countries far greater than chalk and cheese, and if you read…

  7. Slovenian Skies

    Date 18 Aug 2018
    Storm clouds over Pohorje The most accurate word I can use to describe what I have seen of Slovenia is bucolic. Not withstanding the fact that it is over 60% forest, the most obvious feature is the patches of rolling farmlands spread between and throughout these forests and hills and…

  8. Book Ends

    Date 03 Aug 2018
    Geres Sky Venice Sky Ljubljana Sky After the final days in the north of Portugal we spent a short time in Venice, Italy before training it to Slovenia, where we have now been for a few days, neatly book ending our time in Venice. Vineyards in the Duoro Valley In…

  9. Car 54 (Where are you?)

    Date 21 Jul 2018
    Sky Pilot Some of you may have been wondering where we’ve got to since the last entry a few weeks ago. Well, the answer is Portugal. After spending four or five days in Porto to the north, we jumped on the train to Lisbon where we spent another week checking…

  10. Moving On

    Date 02 Jul 2018
    Dawn over Mt Kazbek We spent a relatively uneventful week walking around in the cool mountains of Kazbegi (officially known as Stepantsminda) and having to deal with the somewhat parochial locals. The only thing of any note in Kazbegi is the Gergeti Trinity Church perched on its lofty hilltop high above the town and right below Mt Kazbek, which has now been…

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