Sunset at Inano Beach

A weekend in Aitutaki, Cook Islands

The following is a diary entry from 2010. The events in the entry took place just three weeks after Cyclone Pat had devastated the island of Aitutaki, part of the Cook Islands, causing widespread damage to homes and buildings with wind gusts exceeding 185km/h. Saturday, 27 February 2010 “Tsunami!” For some reason, I was already lying awake at…

The Kelpies, Falkirk

Visiting the Kelpies in Falkirk

30 April 2016 – A couple of years ago, while researching Scotland on the web, I came across a fascinating image – it was of these two enormous horse head sculptures, dramatically and colourfully lit up against a deep, dark blue sky. It was an image that stayed in my mind and made me add Falkirk, the town where these Kelpies are located,…

Old Man of Storr

Meeting the Old Man of Storr

3 May 2016 – The Old Man just didn’t want to see me. The iconic rock, which stands proudly on a hill in the Trotternish peninsula had long been on my wish list of places to see, so when the opportunity arrived to visit the Isle of Skye I was convinced that a meeting with the…