Trips

Lisbon 2019

On to Lisbon for tiles, colours, and more octopus

A funicular car descending a steep street in bright sunlight.
Looking directly up the Torre Galp from just inside the structure. The structure is painted in a light green-blue colour and made of many steel beams. On the right a walkway arcs around the frame.
Wide angle photo looking up from the central courtyard at the Torre de Belém. The walls of the courtyard loom on each side, with the main tower in front. The sky is bright blue with no clouds.
A view of one corner of the Castle of the Moors with fortified walls receding in to the distance.
Looking up at the ruins of the Carmo Convent. All that remains are the arches of the building, with blue sky where the ceiling would be.

San Sebastián 2019

To Spain to eat all the pinxtos.

Looking down on the beaches of San Sebastián from above.
A plate of pintxos on a wooden bench next to a basket of bread, a glass of beer, and a glass of white wine. One pinxto is a slice of baguette with ham. The other is half of a sea urchin.
A narrow street in Getaria, with sunlight on one side.

Minnesota 2018

A quick trip to the states to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Looking along the shore of Lake Harriet. Close to the shore the edges of the lake have frozen in to intricate shapes. The banks are brown and autumnal.
A photo of the front of a vintage recording device. The device has a label on the front reading "Tapak 'NewsCaster' spring-driven recorder"
A small lighthouse at the end of a pier is silhouette in front of a setting sun.
A photo taken from high up, overlooking a bend in Baptism river. The river is mostly covered in snow and ice. There's sparkles in the air from snow flying about.

Basel 2018

Visiting all the musuems.

A panorama of the Rhine taken from the middle of a bridge.
Wide photo of pale green room with several red mechanical sculptures in the middle.
A photo of a sculpture in a field. It consists of 12 poles emerging from the earth and pointing upwards. They're arranged in a row, and are coloured like a rainbow, from green to blue, red, and yellow.

Barcelona 2018

Food, Gaudí, Hiking and museums.

A photo of an octopus dish served at El Xampanyet.
A view of the town of Montserrat. The cathedral is in the foreground, with mountains looming behind.
A photo of a 3-part folding mirror in a bathroom. Reflected in the mirrors are a sink, a bath, and a doorway.
Looking towards the ceiling of the main atrium of la Sagrada Família. The very top of the ceiling is especially bright from many small lights.

Glencoe 2018

Exploring the Glencoe area.

Two groups of climbers walk towards the horizon in snow. The sky is foggy / overcast and blending in with the ground. The climbers are all wearing brightly coloured clothing.
Chris stands at the foot of a snowy coire with early morning sun ahead of him.

Cairngorms - March 2017

Back to Scotland to put our new skills in to practice.

A photo taken facing along Fiacaill ridge. There's climbers walking along various sections of it, with one in the foreground.
A photo of a rocky cliff partially covered in snow. There's strong fog everywhere so the background and bottom of the cliff can't be seen. There's a shadow of a person at the tip of the cliff.

Cairngorms - February 2017

To Scotland to do a bit of winter mountaineering.

A man uses the corner of a compass to look at a map. He's sat inside a snow hole.
A hand in the foreground holds a compass and map. In the background is a figure walking away. The compass is pointing towards the figure.
A photo taken from behind as Chris walks ahead. The sun is directly ahead causing Chris to be mostly silhouette with brightly lit edges of his body. The surrounding countryside is fresh with evergreen trees and a snowy mountain in the background.