Yesterday I hired a plane, much as I did at this time last year, only this time with my friend Tim, and we flew over the south of Iceland for just over two hours. Our journey took us all the way to Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that caused all that air traffic chaos in 2010; Landmannalaugar, an area where the river flows warm enough to bathe in all year round; over the Westman Islands; and back along the south coast. Naturally I had my camera with me and took a few photos, some of which you can see here… (click images to view larger for best effect!)
I’m not really sure why it took me so long to get round to putting these up. I’ve already put a small number on Flickr, but this is the full set of photos from a visit to the Lake District, unquestionably my favourite part of England, in April. Included is a pic of me which I’ve put in for posterity – you’ll see why when you look at it.
The Lake District in Cumbria is a region of mountains, valleys and lakes in the north west of England, and is one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Mark Casey and I visited the region for a week with our cameras to capture the height of autumn in all its glory, after first scaling the second highest mountain in England, Helvellyn, via the famous, treacherous Striding Edge.