Sunday, 17 July 2016

Coast Path Week 2

Week 2 now done, from Salcombe to Polperro.  Original plan was to finish at Fowey this week, but that would have been 7 pretty strenuous miles too far, and as Polperro has transport links to the outside world we decided to be sensible.  Bird of the week was probably the skylark, though we did see more stonechats.  This photo of a Looe seagull was taken with the 24mm lens so you can tell how very unafraid they are!


Monday, 27 June 2016

Squib Nationals

I had a great day in Weymouth Bay today.  Many thanks to Adrian and Chris for the ride in their excellent RIB.  A selection of photos has been posted to the website - see Photo Galleries for the links.  Here's how to order image files:

It's a bit clunkier than in the old Fotoboat days but this is what to do: 

  1. Browse through the four albums of images accessible via the Photo Galleries page;
  2. Make a note of the file numbers of the ones you would like;
  3. email me at mike@fotoboat.com with the filenumbers.
I will send you a link for downloading the files, which will be high resolution (3600 x 2400 pixels), good for printing at 12x8 inches and bigger.  I will also send you a PayPal invoice.  The pricing:

  1. Single high res file:  £10
  2. Five high res files:  £20
  3. Twenty high res files:  £40
Hope you enjoy the rest of the event and get the result you were hoping for!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Squib Nationals - Monday 27 June

Forecast is OK for Monday and WSC have organised a RIB for me, so Monday it is.  Please email me with your sail number if you would like me to keep a look out for you.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Squib Nationals 26 Jun to 1 Jul

I am due to come to Weymouth for one day of the Squib Nationals.  I'll pick the day once there's a reasonable weather forecast for the week.  In the meantime, if you would like me to keep an eye out for your boat, please email me your sail number and tell me what sort of shots you prefer, eg close-up, full height etc.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Coast Path Week 1

First week of the Coast Path walk now done!   Budleigh Salterton to Salcombe over 5 days.  Many thanks to Roland for his company.  Very pleasant walk, strenuous in places.  Bird of the week has to be the Stonechat and flower either Campion or the Early Purple Orchid.  Plenty of flower pics in the photogallery but you try taking a convincing photo of a stonechat with a 24 mm lens!  Here's one I took earlier...

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Coast Path Walk

Plans have firmed up, commitment has occurred and the start is one week away! Still struggling with a number of things, like how to keep the rucksack below 15 Kg.  We could have paid for one of those namby-pamby "we take your luggage on to your evening's destination" services, but the clue is in the words I used to describe it.  Let's see how I feel after a day lugging (15+?) kilos up and down hills...

Friday, 22 January 2016

2016 Challenge

A belated Happy New Year to all my readers (all 2 of you??).  This year's challenge is to walk the SW Coast Path from home (Budleigh Salterton) to Land's End.  Probably not all in one go :-)  Current plan is to walk with an old friend of mine.  More detail to follow when (a) plans firm up and (b) commitment occurs!