We’re Going on a Guanaco Hunt!

Today was a lighter day, partly to allow everyone to recover from the long drive, and specifically to make sure Gustavo stays within his driving hour limits. We went up the road about 1 mile for sunrise, with a similar Continue reading

Monday, February 20, 2023 in Patagonia, Travel

This is Really Scary…

This morning’s subject was a “guanaco hunt”, capturing one or more of the charming Patagonia llamas in a nice pose, ideally in front of a mountain or similar. Over lunch, as beer was consumed, we got talking about how we Continue reading

Sunday, February 19, 2023 in Humour, Patagonia, Photography, Thoughts on the World, Travel

It’s a Long Drive, to Torres del Paine (Almost works!)

After a very quick dawn shoot we assembled for the long drive from El Chalten to Torres del Paine in Chile. This involves driving about 100 miles East, the a couple of hundred South, past El Calafate where we started, Continue reading

Water, Water, Tunch

The day started with another visit to the canyon viewpoint, to see if we could get better light than on Wednesday. At first it looked like the Eastern sky was overcast and we wouldn’t get much, but suddenly about 1/2 Continue reading

Saturday, February 18, 2023 in Patagonia, Travel

It’s a Mystery, It’s a Mystery, I’m Just Searching for a Clue

Richard’s plan for this morning was a hike of 1.5-2 hours in each direction, with a significant vertical element. With my hip and knees complaining a bit I took the better part of valour and with Nigel opted for the Continue reading

Friday, February 17, 2023 in Patagonia, Travel

Mixed Fortunes

We started the day about an hour before sunrise back at the overlook of Mt Fitzroy and the Las Vueltas river. On the positive side, yesterday’s wind didn’t re-materialise. On a more negative one, neither did much of the warm Continue reading

Thursday, February 16, 2023 in Patagonia, Travel

Onwards and Upwards (A Little…)

We spent the morning of the second full day driving from El Calafate to El Chalten, which will be our base for four days. The road was remarkably flat, mainly straight and moderately boring for much of the time, but Continue reading

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in Patagonia, Travel

Where’s Wally?

The first day of the tour proper was spent on a trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier, a 250km2 ice formation, one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field between Argentina and Chile. It is one of Continue reading

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 in Patagonia, Travel

Suitable for 6 Year Old Boys of All Ages

On the first night in El Calafate we had an excellent but very large steak dinner, and once my digestive system had settled down I got a reasonable night’s sleep (cheat!) At breakfast it transpired we’d been joined by the Continue reading

Monday, February 13, 2023 in Patagonia, Travel

No Sleep Till … Images?

I’ve made a start on one of my occasional tests of the human body’s ability to endure in situations of extreme sleep deprivation, or, as I usually call them, photo trips. This time it’s Patagonia. Those who know me better Continue reading

Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Patagonia, Travel

Numeracy and Spurious Accuracy

While I’m not convinced by Rishi Sunak’s plan to improve British standards of numeracy, I wholly support the objective. I seem to be battling on a daily basis with statements which either make no sense if you inspect the numbers, Continue reading

Thursday, January 5, 2023 in Thoughts on the World

The World’s Worst Panorama, 2022

Making a very welcome return after an absence of over 4 years, here’s the “World’s Worst Panorama”™ 2022, from my recent trip to Lanzarote with Lee Frost. From the left, first the “Non Participating Partners”, AKA “Ladies Without Cameras” (but Continue reading

Thursday, December 15, 2022 in Lanzarote 2022, Travel