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

Guano bicycle

All it takes is one broken window and the birds get in. When the birds get in they need a perch. And when the birds perch they leave fertiliser.

Gill Pier from Sand o' Gill

Cycling in shell sand

Cycling in soft shell sand is always exhilarating and exhausting and is always a mistake; eventually. The sharp shell fragments will always …

Long evening shadows

Long evening shadows

Long evening shadows at the Bay of Tafts with the sound of bike tyres grinding on shell sand as my tires slip …

Frozen Moments

Frozen Moments

Cycling in the breeze I hold the camera and press the shutter button. One two-thousandth of a second of light and life …

How many fingers?

How many fingers?

There are so many blogs and discussions about the number of fingers you should keep on your bicycle brakes and the number …

Wind and Bottoms

It’s not possible to think about a break cycling in Orkney without discussing two subjects. The first is wind. Understanding the wind, …


It’s the first day of our stay and I go to the cupboard and the cupboard is bare. Not even a jar …