Proper Dales weather in these sketches. Why is everything so green? Constant watering. I love this landscape though. Not least because there are pubs full of wonderful English beer seemingly situated exactly at the points a tired walker might need them. I think, too, that this landscape almost looks better in the wet. The rain … More Yorkshire Dales 2019
Always a pleasure to hike up Boronia Peak. Even when the weather is excitable. This particular day was a mix of sun and rain, moving at speed from the west. Reminded me slightly of Scotland and for the first time I could nearly see why Major Mitchell named them after the Scottish hills they look … More Squall on Boronia Peak
Sketches from a visit to Sri Lanka in 2015. All made with Procreate on an iPhone 6 or iPad Pro. I had hoped to do more with them but as the memories recede, other work becomes more compelling so they sit here as a souvenir. Love Lanka. ශ්රී ලංකාවට මෑතක සිට , ගමන්මාර්ග இலங்கைக்கு அண்மையில் … More Sri Lanka sketchbook
Leaping lizards! Climbing the west side of Mount Ohlssen Bagge is a punishing shadeless scramble, but the rewards are some unique environments that the parks guide describes as “excellent reptile habitat”. Excellent for reptiles; less so for this mammal. Thankfully all the many reptiles we encountered on this climb were lizards and there was no need to … More Excellent reptile habitat
Another sketch from hiking in the Grampians. At the top of the hill behind us is the Pinnacles viewpoint, which provides a spectacular view of the Fyan’s Valley and Hall’s Gap. The rocky outcrop is fortified with a splendid set of steel railings to save folks from themselves, so we’ll turn our backs on that and … More Sketch: Grampians Wonderland Range II
Back in my favourite local stamping ground. I don’t do a lot of bushwalking in the summer because of the bush fire risk, but this summer has been a little less dry than usual and I had a wee sliver of time between jobs to rush off to the mountains for peace and recovery. This … More Sketch: Grampians Wonderland Range 1
Another sketch from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Trying to catch the heat and the light that you find when you’re foolish enough to be on the top of a mountain in the mid-day sun, trying to catch the heat and the light.