Belinda is famously possessive of her binoculars. Even though I bought them as a surprise christmas present, I’m rarely permitted to use them. If I take them without consent, I’ll be guaranteed to receive a stern look. However, I remember last year as we watched an otter swimming in the river close by, she passed […]
I said “You’re not thinking about going up there, are you?”. John “No, I’m just going to look over the other side, I will be back in a minute”. A few moments later I turned around to see this. That dot on the cliff top is him. I should have known.
In many ways life has become a lot more simple. We now concentrate on two things. Preparation and hope. We prepare for the hour slot at the beginning and end of the day. We hope this time brings something special to capture. But lately it’s been all or nothing. Thick dark clouds with no colour […]
The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3 Axis Gimbal. It sounds mighty impressive doesn’t it? Well, it does to me. In the 10 days leading up to our departure from southern England the phrase ‘dji phantom 2’ was typed into Google many, many times. Having seen some footage online (click here), we thought […]
This our first ‘proper’ sunset. The weather has been mixed. It’s not been so much the famous Asturian rain or the temperature, which has been fine for camping. But we’ve had more than our fair share of thick cloud covering the sky at vital moments of sunrise and sunset. This evening was different. Some 20 […]
This picture was taken on the move – somewhere in the Bay of Biscay. The final preparations in the 10 days leading up to our departure had been very busy. We had under-estimated just how much there was left to do. But now we were finally aboard the ferry sailing towards Gijón on the north […]
We were all packed up. Ready to leave – and making preparations to return. Carrying 4 large bags we gave ourselves a ‘city break’ before flying back to the UK. We knew of a place, surrounded by people, noise and city life where there was a good chance to see a favourite animal – the […]
If you have arrived at this page via a link or search engine, you may want to read the About page first. Why this project? And so the big question, why start ‘Stories from the Wild? Our good friend Ben Curtis summed it up better than I ever could on his website – BeingHappiness.com in the […]