2017 has been quite a year. I’ve had considerably less time to take photos as a result of joining cubetech in May, but we’ve still managed to pack in lots of trips. From Scotland last winter, to hiking in Scotland, England and Switzerland, two trips to the Lake District, exploring parts of Switzerland we’d not visited before, and a long-awaited opportunity to visit the Scottish coast around Torridon. Here’s to a less hectic but more wider-ranging 2018.

A Christmas tree made of lobster pots in Ullapool

Photographing the frosty sunrise in the northern Lake District

Exploring the lanes and lake shore at Iseltwald

Visiting Melchsee Frutt with family

The spectacle time is upon me.

Remembering my sister at the Royal Horticultural Gardens in Wisley

With Mum and Dad in Winchester

First time hiking with Jo for a long time

The first goldfinch I’ve seen in Switzerland, at La Sauge nature reserve

Beginning work at cubetech

Exploring new territory at Rapperswil-Jona

Searching for – and finding – yellow fields in Fribourg

Petite Camargue nature reserve in France

Visiting Trümmelbach for exemplary cake!

A new hiking route in Grindelwald

Hiking to the Schilthorn

Hiking up the Niesen

Our first Scottish Munro – Ben Wyvis

Day trip to Torridon

Photographing the Jacobite steam train near Glenfinnan

Loch an Eilein, near Aviemore.

First trip to Lunan Bay in many years

On the summit of England’s biggest mountain – Scafell Pike

Finding and photographing “The Buttermere Tree”

A short break in the Lake District

Visiting the famous guesthouse at Aescher-Wildkirchli

Visiting the Stockhorn with Mum and Dad

Bouncing across the Goms suspension bridge

Almost alone between seasons at Bettmeralp

Christmas lights in Bern

23rd December 2017

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