Mediterranean Cruise, October 2010

For our third and probably final Costa cruise my mother selected a less punishing itinerary: just a little taster of Italy, Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Libya. The company certainly … Continue Reading →

Greek Cruise, October 2009

Now, this was one of those trips where everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong – and more! Usually I am a “make the best of it” type … Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Cruise, March 2008

Sometimes the best way to describe a trip is to go back into the archives and see if there is something there that was written at the time. Clearly, I … Continue Reading →

Turkey, November 2007

In November of 2007 I took my first trip to Turkey and was extremely taken with the people, the culture, the scenery and the food. As it was also my … Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of Northern France and Belgium, April 2008

Since taking this trip a couple of years back family research has revealed that I have two great uncles of my own, killed in the First World War and buried … Continue Reading →

English Cathedrals, January 2004

Here is a write up of a very unusual sabbatical that I took during the final stages of my police career. If I don’t seem to have been particularly happy … Continue Reading →

Lebanon 2010

My visit to Lebanon was something of an afterthought: a few days added on to an organised tour of the Middle East in an attempt to round out the itinerary … Continue Reading →

Berlin, July 2008

Fortunately, I do have contemporaneous reports written for some of my travels, which is a bit of a relief since my memory isn’t that wonderful and my photographs not particularly … Continue Reading →

Lake Garda, Italy May 2007

I have been accused of overlooking Europe in my recent posts so here are some delightful pictures of a trip that I took with my mother a few years back. … Continue Reading →

Barcelona, December 2006

Here are some lovely pictures of Barcelona in the winter sun. It was hard to photograph the Cathedral of the Holy Family without too much emphasis the cranes and scaffolding … Continue Reading →