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The Skiddaw Shuffle

by on Jul.17, 2014, under General

Had a fine day wandering up to the top of Skiddaw in the excellent company of Mr Michael Pennington. The first 40 minutes hiking nearly killed the pair of us but after we got over that it was onwards and upwards to the top!  Well worth the effort, with some spectacular views

Skiddaw Shuffle 17th July 2014
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Red Sea diving June 2014

by on Jul.07, 2014, under Scuba, Underwater Photography

Its getting a bit predictable?….I only update the website when I have even more photos of fish to bore folks with!

So , not wanting to break the cycle here are some shots form our most recent trip to the Red Sea in June 2014. Diving with the brilliant team at once again. As always its a pleasure. Visited all the usual dive sites – Shark & Yolanda, Jackson reef, Gordon reef, Shark observatory etc etc. And you know what? I would go and do it all again next week, it just never gets old!

Red Sea Underwater 2014


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Maldives Diving 2013

by on Jun.15, 2013, under Scuba, Underwater Photography

70% of the planet is covered in water…approximately 1% of the population of the world Scuba dives. Of that 1% a few very lucky people get to dive in The Maldives. Sometimes life ain’t so bad.

Here are a few shots taken during dives in the South Male Atol , Maldives May-June 2013. Good to be diving with Dive Ocean again, based on Biyadhoo Island. It’s the start of the monsoon and the Indian Ocean is filling up nicely with plankton…great for the sea-life…not so great for taking pictures. Had some fantastic dives in some pretty challenging conditions including whipping down Cocoa Corner at 23 metres doing what felt like 20 knots. Definitely ‘strong current’ drift diving in my book.

Awesome is an overused term, but diving in the Maldives this year was very , very…awesome.

Sad to say that on one dive to Kandooma we came across a shark carcass tied to a concrete block dropped on to the top of the Thila. Clear evidence that illegal Shark fishing is still going on….depressing. Sharks (and Mantas and Whales) are worth so much more ALIVE!

Maldives Underawater 2013
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Red Sea diving June 2012

by on Jul.27, 2012, under Underwater Photography

Underwater shots taken during dives in the Red Sea June 2012. This time diving with Ocean College Diving, who were pretty top notch. Finally got to dive Thistlegorm, but a combination of my crap photography skills, camera equipment, and visibility during the dive left me with only a handful of semi decent shots ..! Great dives though. Shark & Yolanda was ,as usual awesome as was Jackson reef and my new favourite dive site , the little dived Canyon at Marsa Brayka. Fantastic.

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The Ullock Pike Hike!

by on May.28, 2012, under General

So its the hottest weather we’ve had all year…what better time to decide to hike up a 700mtr fell in the Lake District, in the full heat of the midday sun?. Under the direction of Andy ‘Sherpa’ Atkinson, myself & Mr. Michael Pennington actually did make it to Ullock Pike and beyond. A grand day oot.



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Daisychain Connection 5th June at The Brickyard

by on Apr.25, 2012, under Daisychain Connection

Martin Stephenson at the Brickyard 5th JuneThe Daisychain Connection will be rolling out huge guitar rigs and masses of modern technology to play at the Brickyard in Carlisle on June 5th 2012. Well, we will be plugging some cables in to the guitars and Ian will be pressing some pedals at any rate.

We are supporting the brilliant Martin Stephenson & the Daintees. I think the last time we supported them was circa 1988 at The Front Page?! For tickets and more info :


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