I recently completed one of my Bucket List trips on a cruise between Vancouver and Seward (Anchorage) to enable me to visit some of the remote places in Alaska. Cruising is not my holiday of choice but it gave me the opportunity to visit some amazing places which were way beyond my expectations.
It is many years since I was on holiday with my family in Jersey and I was far too young to have any taken any photographs to aid my memory.
Having undertaken quite a lot of research I decided that the most fruitful areas for sunset photography would be La Corbiére Lighthouse in the southwest corner and Plémont beach in the northwest. These are the two locations for these photographs.
Sunset in Australia was a lot earlier than in the UK so it wasn't difficult to find photographic opportunities at the end of the day although it often clashed with meal time!
It is a real shame that I only got to visit the Lake District once in 2016 but fitting everything into my new retirement regime has been trickier that I anticipated.
As soon as I arrived in The Peak District for my week's holiday I quickly unpacked and then set off for a new location on the east side of the National Park called Curbar Edge
Every evening when I was on holiday I walked down to the North Pier to take in the air and admire the sea.
A few weeks ago I booked myself on a last minute break to the Peak District and took full advantage of the change in the clock back to GMT.
I have just returned from a wonderful week's holiday in the Lake District during which I went on numerous walks and trips and many of them seemed to involve the Langdale Pikes.
The thing I love about Flamborough is that there are so many bays and headlands to explore.
I have just returned from a week's holiday in the Lake District and after a day's walking I ventured out a few times to capture sunset.
I have been to Saltwick Bay 3 times and on each visit I sensed that there are wonderful photos to be taken but I've never taken any.
The weather forecast for much of the UK was complete rubbish but the Yorkshire coast appeared to be exempt from all the doom and gloom. So off I set. I drove through lots of clag and grot on the North Yorkshire Moors but my first sight of the Whitby coast basking in sunshine actually lifted my soul.
One last Hurrah was required to see out 2014. I have really enjoyed my photography this year and I have been relatively successful in my small way in developing my skills and publishing my work for critique and for sale.
Sunday morning looked bright and exciting. Oops. Wrong day.