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Just back from three day’s backpacking

I’ll be writing more in a few days. For now, we camped at the top of this 260ft. bluff last night. It took a bit of bush-whacking to get there but it was worth it. | Read about our trip

It was when we saw this view that we realised how far up the mountain we’d driven last night

Spring Break 2013 – Day 2 – The view from Cheaha Mountain State Park, Alabama.

Cheaha Mountain State Park, Alabama

Spring Break 2013 – Day 2 – Our camp for last night. Lanie couldn’t be bothered to pitch her tent and slept in the van. It was a pain being camped right near a light, but it worked out well… Continue Reading →

Tiso Advertisement & Camping Brochure

This picture appeared in print on the cover of a camping brochure and on the Tiso website as an advertisement.

Early Morning mist on the lake – Berry Bend, Harry S Truman Reservoir

This was our view of Truman lake first thing Saturday morning. Wonderful. Ginger got a better picture of this, but I’m quite happy with this image.


I spotted this dandelion and it reminded me of a picture I took of my son Robert while on vacation in Scotland over twenty years ago.

Dead tree

See the rest of the pictures taken today.

White Pelicans

See the rest of the pictures taken today.

Gary with our Mutha Hubba tent, Bucksaw, Harry S Truman Lake.

I thought I’d get my daily picture out of the way early in the day We sat around talking most of the morning until finally, the threat of rain persuaded us to pack up and go home while the tent… Continue Reading →

Bucksaw campsite in the moonlight

Weekend camping at Bucksaw.

Sunset at Bucksaw, Harry S Truman Lake, Missouri

A weekend’s camping at Bucksaw.

It’s November 5th and this year we left the Guy at home (365:309)

Last year we were also at lake Truman for Guy Fawkes night, and we took the Guy along for company. This year we were expecting to be carrying up loads of kids’ luggage to Kansas City, so we left Guy… Continue Reading →

Campfire at Bucksaw, Harry S Truman Lake, Missouri (365:308)

Our plans almost changed. We arrived at Church to collect the kids to go to Kansas City only to find out that there had been a few late cancellations and our services were no longer required. We had a hurried… Continue Reading →

Enjoying the scenery by Loch Bad a’Ghaill

UK June 2011 – Day 20. Today I met an old friend, it was the first time we’d seen each other in nearly forty years. Russell and I had said our goodbyes back when we left school in July 1972,… Continue Reading →

Looking out over Gruinard Bay, Scotland (365:184)

UK June 2011 – Day 19. This might have been my favorite photo of the entire holiday, but the autofocus didn’t work properly so it’s a bit blurred. I’ve now worked out what the problem is, see the very end… Continue Reading →

Campfire (365:163)

Today we drove to St Louis to drop the girls off with their father for a few weeks in Chicago while we cross the Atlantic and spend some time in the UK. Alek is staying at home to work and… Continue Reading →

Lunch by the bluffs on Long Creek (365:149)

Today was hot, well over 80°F hot. We had another really lazy start to the day. We didn’t break camp until gone eleven. As we thought, we’d stopped for the night about a quarter mile from the West Devils Den… Continue Reading →

Snow? What snow? (365:085)

I was most disappointed to find it didn’t snow in the night. Those were words I was going to regret later. We were up and away early, hitting the Sullivan McDonald’s for a couple of Egg McMuffins before going to… Continue Reading →

Bluffs on the Meramec River at Meramec State Park, Missouri

I love my little Fuji Finepix F30 compact, it produces such ‘painterly’ pictures.

Waking up in the woods. Berryman Trail, Missouri (365:081)

Last night we slept under the stars. Although it was a warm-ish night, 55°F or so, without the flysheet set it felt quite cool, in my 0°F bag I was hot and I kept it unzipped all night. I took… Continue Reading →

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