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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

My most popular photograph is for sale

The most popular photo I’ve posted to Flickr is of Loch Garry, off the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

More than just wooden stumps

If you’re heading along the A9 across the Cromarty Bridge in Scotland when the tide is out, you’ll see a number of blackened stumps sticking out of the mud of the estuary just next to the Ardullie roundabout for Dingwall. There is more of a history to them than you might think: they aren’t just random… (Read More)

Dornoch Firth

As the A9 main road winds its way north, along the eastern coast of the north of Scotland, it crosses the Cromarty Firth before winding along to the Dornoch Firth, right at the head of the estuary as the river runs out to the sea. Dark, brooding weather is a common feature of the northern… (Read More)

Trossach Mountains from the A9

Driving between Stirling and Perth on our way back to Angus, I saw this jaw-droppingly beautiful pink sunset over a fog-covered winter landscape alongside the main road. So, I jumped on the brakes, pulled into a farm access road and waded through calf-deep snow to get as many shots as I could before the light changed.