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It’s About Travel Photos and Good Food

An acquaintance recently said to me “You guys really travel a lot, don’t you?”. The truth is we we work the 9 to 5 (working on the alternatives!) and make the best of our budget and time off to eat good food and travel as much as we can. And take photos, of course. “We” is normally my wife and I, but that often becomes a few friends, maybe one or more of our (adult) kids joining us.

Our kids call us hippies. Our friends just accept us as we are. We are living our lives our way.

Where It Began

Growing up in 60’s and 70’s Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), overseas travel was for the rich. With my parents I frequently traveled locally, sometimes to always popular places like Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe and Hwange Game Reserve. We regularly drove to the Natal coast in South Africa, taking places like the Kruger Park along the way. It often strikes me that many of the places the rest of the world is prepared to pay a lot of money to see were right on our doorstep. And we did enjoy them.

And so it continued once my wife and I had a family. Camping trips all over Zimbabwe. The South African coast, and inland. One of these days when I have a lot of time on my hands I might scan the photos and write up those trips!

With things not looking so great, we migrated to the UK, where the camping and local travels continued. You have to get to know the new place!

Going Overseas

And then came 2014.

Ireland, and then the Isle of Wight, and this place isn’t big enough for us anymore. Especially as the family have all grown up and found their own paths.

And then came 2015.

First the opportunity came to go to Santorini. Then Mozambique for Christmas. And the travel bug had us firmly infected.

And the Food

Unintentionally, food plays a big part when we travel. We enjoy good food, preferably local. We’re not travelers who seek out the best 5 star restaurants. We love to find the little places where the food is superb and the company great.

Looking Ahead

Working on the “digital nomad” plan. There are many places to go. Watch this space.

We are over 50, which I suppose makes us young “Baby Boomer” travelers. Ours is not the peak season, it’s the good months on either side. There are a few cities we’d like to see, but the beach is the first attraction, followed by the countryside.

Join us in our travels.

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






  1. Hi thanks for following my blog.. I was in the process of transferring my blog back to WordPress when you started to follow and that site is no longer functional… I am still on the same URL if you wish to follow the new blog. Love your captures …

    • Thanks. All done. I have actually been following you on Feedly for a while now and saw your post about your change to

      • Yes I moved back to WordPress .. bit of a job… but so pleased I did… hosting was getting dearer and dearer and then all these rules and regulations came in.. It seemed as if I was maintaining my blog longer than I was actually working on photographs. Again thanks for the follow xx

  2. 🙂 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.

  3. 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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