Category Archives: The Daily Photo

View towards Arundel, West Sussex at dawn, England, UK

View towards Arundel, West Sussex at dawn, England, UK

I love the atmosphere on an early spring morning…there is still a chill in the air that will diminish as the sun comes up…and everything is fresh and new.

This is a view across farmers fields towards Arundel in West Sussex. Taken at dawn in spring, the Sun is just about to peep over the horizon to my right.

Mountain road in the Himalayas, Darjeeling District, India

Mountain road in the Himalayas, Darjeeling District, India

I dug out a load of travel images from various parts of India and some countries in Africa….I’ve been meaning to put them into my gallery section.

This is one of those images. I have always liked this photograph, it was taken in the mountains between Darjeeling and Kalimpong in India in the foothills of the Himalayas. It shows all the daily bits and pieces used by a family in the houses that form the tiny villages perched in the mountainside.

This was another cycling trip quite a few years ago now, and I would never have even stopped to take this had I been in a car. And if I did want to stop in a car…I would have disturbed the whole row of houses and buildings….On a bike, I am far less disruptive or noisy.

A motorway in Holland

A motorway in Holland

This was a quick snap on a bridge overlooking a motorway somewhere in Holland

This was a photo taken straight from my bicycle after seizing an opportunity for a break disguised as a photo-opportunity!

when I am cycletouring in Western Europe, I always struggle because of the culture of cycle lanes….I always get hopelessly lost on cyclelanes because they stray away from the road network…and cyclists are not allowed on the roads where there are alternative cyclelanes…and car drivers will express their displeasure at seeing a cyclist on the road.

So, if you ever see someone on a heavily laden bicycle, with a camera, scratching his head….it might be me! I have never met anyone who has the same problem so I am assuming it must just be me. Local maps of course would resolve the problem, but they are really expensive and run out after a relatively short distance, and I like changing my mind. But I eventually get where I am going too…