About Travel and Photos

Travel and Photos

A few years ago, with kids all gainfully employed 20-somethings, I, the Hairy1, and my wife who can be Mrs Hairy1 for this story, decided that a bit of travel was in order. A couple of trips around some interesting UK spots (we live in the UK) were soon followed by a few getaways to Greek Islands, Spain and a couple of Southern African locations, close to our original Zimbabwean home. Now you must understand that we are not “fat cats”, just an older couple working the 9 to 5 and making the best of our leave time. The travel bug has bit!!

Current goal: Lose the 9 to 5 and gain the “Let’s go today”.
See more about my 9 to 5 on the Information Technology page.

Of course I have a long term addiction to cameras and photography. Somehow there has always been a camera handy. Like any photographer I want you to see my photos. So the Travels of the Hairy 1 was born as a place to show off my pictures and talk about our travels, be they short or long trips. Of course I’m still learning this blogging thing!

And “The Hairy 1”? A friend of my kids, years ago, called me that because of my mass of black hair and beard. Alas, what’s left is now more silver than black. But the label remains.

And don’t forget the logo – a green acacia from our native Zimbabwe. An “umbrella tree”. The idea: sitting comfortably in its shade watching the world go by. In time …

“Life is a journey. Travel safe, take a camera, and always eat well” – the Hairy 1.

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  1. 🙂 At least you don’t have 20 years worth of negatives and transparencies waiting to be scanned. The break to digital for me corresponded, more or less, with the move to the UK.
    I need to do a lot of scanning and writing. “Southern Africa” (above) is Zim, and camping was, well, we never made it to Gona re Zhou, but went pretty well all over Zimbabwe, and I always managed to find SOME film.

    Your photos are great. They evoke a lot of memories for me.

  2. Although always interested in photography, unlike you, growing up, we didn’t have a camera in our house.
    With the advent of the digital age, I bought a fujipix happy snapper and I LOVED it! And then a Panasonic and another!
    Then I wrote a book and discovered I had to promote it – so had to Facebook, and tweet! After posting my pics – I discovered people preferred my photos to my writing!

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