Orecchiella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Deer

I feel slightly giddy thinking I was here: I suspect I may have been indoors too much recently. We were in the north of Italy in Orecchiella National Park. Here, there are Roe Deer: The velvet on those antlers is something I’ve never seen before. There’s a battle for supremacy …

Orecchiella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Crocus

The world turns, the sun burns and life returns. Purple and orange is such an extreme colour scheme.

Shag - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Shag

There’s a perky looking Shag at Brixham. What an exceptional bird. That lemon-yellow gape and oil-black plumage is set-off by a jaunty …

Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Ruddy Turnstones

Ruddy Turnstones. No, I’m not cursing, that’s their name. There are several at Brixham Breakwater which I’ve come to enjoy greatly: They …

Dog in the water - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Hermes

Back in Brixham, looking for Great Northern Divers, I see a large shape out to sea. I look closely with my binoculars …

Diver - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Brixham diver

I’ve decided to have a trip out to Brixham in South Devon. Yes, again. It’s a beautiful town, with fishing and tourism …

Teignmouth - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Teignmouth

I spent many of my childhood holidays in Teignmouth in South Devon. I love it here. It was the last place in …

Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Madeira outtakes

On the way to Madeira I sit next to a couple and they chat. I say ‘they’ chat, when I mean ‘the …

Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Clinging on

At 1,800m the clouds are below me and above me on Madeira. I’m a cloud sandwich. On the slopes is a wizened …

Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Fire and water

I’m off on a trip to the far west of Madeira. There’s a lighthouse at Ponto do Pargo which sounds great. Firstly …

Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Skum

Have you ever looked at a fire extinguisher in Denmark? No? Can I say that I’m not surprised? If you did you …

Bananas - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Yes! we have no bananas

I’m in Calheta in Madeira for the afternoon. Behind the road following the coast is a large garden which appears to have …

Madeira - The Hall of Einar

This Instagram life

It’s so beautiful here at Pico do Arieiro in Madeira that I can hardly be bothered to take photographs. I’m at 1,800m …

Madeira - The Hall of Einar

Observação de aves

I don’t speak Portuguese, but I guess what this sign means as I drive past. It’s a blue bird and that must …