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Merry Chrimbo 2018

December 24, 2018

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Merry Christmas to all fellow bloggers and readers of this humble and a million other blogs, to everyone who is brave enough to put it out there for ‘the troll’ to feed on – we salute you! Here’s a cheeky, red, red robin taken on a snowy spring day at Moles Chamber on Exmoor earlier […]

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Posted in: Birds, Exmoor

Calendar now available at Beachcomber Cafe.

December 15, 2018

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The 2019 North Devon Calendar is now available at the Beachcomber Cafe in Woolacombe.  It contains 13 ‘stunning’ photos that will make you go “Wow!” (probably). Priced at a reasonable £9.99, why not pop in and pick one up after a surf or a walk along the beach. You may also want to have a […]

Posted in: Calendar, Uncategorized

Doorstep. Deer. David.

December 15, 2018

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There are around one hundred Sika deer on Lundy. They are organised in family groups of ten to fifteen consisting of one stag (mature male) and the rest consisting of hinds and their offspring (calves). They are timid animals but on a small island they are easy to find and watch, especially in winter when […]

Posted in: Lundy

The Wind is at the Heart of me.

December 6, 2018

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“I am tired of brick and stone and rumbling wagon-wheels; I hunger for the sea’s edge, the limit of the land, Where the wild old Atlantic is shouting on the sand. ” – John Masefeild. A late November trip to Tibbetts to blow the cobwebs of a busy summer season away. Two massive storms, wind, […]

Posted in: Lundy

The last autumn swell

December 2, 2018

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A weekend of pumping surf in North Devon was a nice way to say goodbye to the autumn of 2018.   XT-3 w/ 16-55mm & 100-400mm Just got back from a stormy battering on Lundy, check back tomorrow or next day for the pix

2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

Riders of the storm Fifi @BUCSsurf 2018

October 14, 2018

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Another year another dollar. I’ve been involved in the British Universities Surf Championships since the the early eighties, first as a judge and as event photographer, then as head judge and now as Contest Director. It’s a bloody nightmare of a comp to organise, squeezing over 350 university surfers into a contest with a small […]

Posted in: BUCS, Cornwall, Uncategorized