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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Blow-up boating on Lake Thun

Jo found that because we’d saved so many points on our supermarket card, that we could “afford” a kayak using points alone. A few days later, and a large and heavy cardboard box arrived on the post woman’s scooter trailer and we had our dinghy: an Intex Challenger K2.

Water spout on the Amalfi Coast

An unexpected water spout on the boat journey between Ischia, Capri and Positano in Italy.

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)

Late Rains

A very wet view of Lake Thun, taken and submitted for the New York Times’ “A Moment In Time” project.

Leaving Capri

Thoughts of our upcoming late Spring holiday to the Aeolian Islands, off the coast of Sicily, have inspired me to have a flick through last year’s holiday shots.