Visitors under the rock art of the Altamira Cave, Cantabria a Spanish World heritage Site on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Spain6889

Postcards from Prehistory in Altamira, Cantabria

Imagine standing in a cave which was once home to some of our oldest ancestors, surrounded by art which dates back as far as 36,000 years! It’s possible, in Cantabria, northern Spain, at the Altamira Caves, it is a place which spawned the creativity of human kind. Imagine being spellbound by incredible images of bison, deer and other wild animals, …

An outrigger boat under dynamic skies at sunrise on Sanur Beach, Ubud in Bali, Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Indonesia_1389

Postcard from a Dynamic Bali Sunrise

A view like this one is worth getting out of bed early for every day of the week and a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of Ubud, Bali The streets seem constantly busy, exploding into life early each day, congested with cars and an armada of scooters that weave their way through the traffic long before the average …

The Monks Rose Garden at Chadkirk Chapel on the Goyt Way in the Peak Forest, Cheshire in England on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_ChadkirkChapel-2746

Postcards from Chadkirk Chapel

Spring sunshine, some time on my hands, a good opportunity to explore rural Cheshire, discover something cool like Chadkirk Chapel and enjoy Just a week into March and already there have been a number of false alarms regarding the arrival of spring. Some early morning sunshine, daffodils and crocus beginning to sprout, even a few fresh buds appearing on the …

Brown pelicans diving and fishing off the beach at Puerto Vallarta in Mexico on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_300-3

Brown Pelicans; Dive-bombers of the Sea – Photo Essay

Joining the thousands of travellers that circumnavigate the globe to watch birds, (the feathered variety) is gathering increasing appeal. I’ve always appreciated their beauty, the freedom they represent, but recent opportunities to see exotic, colourful and majestic flying dinosaurs has added my interest, becoming particularly fond of pelicans. Their appeal may not immediately seem apparent, and cute, funny penguins, majestic …

Postcard of Icelandic Horses; Symbols of Hardiness

Iceland sometimes appears the home of the hardy adventurer, the Viking spirit seems alive, and well in the Land of Fire, and Ice. Icelanders cope admirably with difficult conditions, short days, harsh winters, geothermal activity, including erupting volcanoes, and earthquakes shaping them into a resilient race, which truly seems to laugh in the face of hardship. They seem to epitomise the …

Postcards from Lauluväljak; Tallinn’s Singing Ground

This impressive, if empty concert venue is the scene of one of the world’s largest amateur choral festivals. Lauluväljak ‘singing ground’ is in the outskirts of Tallinn, Estonia, and every five years hosts combined choirs of up to 30,000, singing to audiences of almost 100,000. Male, female, children’s, and boys choirs, accompanied by several performing bands, filling the air with …

Postcards from the Totems of Kitwanga, Canada

Kitwanga, near the Hazeltons, in British Columbia, Canada, may not be actually described as nowhere, but the beauty of travelling is that often the unexpected is found some miles from anywhere. Driving is an especially great way to make discoveries, and one reason roadtrips are so popular, there are usually dozens of surprises found right at the roadside. The conundrum for …

Bird Stalking Adventures on the River Goyt

Carrying a camera everywhere is sensible for photographers, and bloggers. There are few more disappointing moments for a photographer, than missing a great opportunity; recording special moments is what they live for. For that reason my Samsung compact accompanies me everywhere, a constant companion, including when walking the dogs along the nearby River Goyt. This is a favourite route, which along with the …

Postcards from Sunrise in the Sultanate

Grabbing the camera, already setup on the tripod, and heading out to the balcony, the hazy sunrise over the peaks of Jabal Shams, in the Sultanate of Oman provided good reason to smile. We were staying at the aptly named “The View”, an Indian owned resort which overlooks the town of Al Hamra, and treats guests to a panoramic vista …

Postcards from an Urban Sunset, Cape Town

Spectacular sunsets usually bring thoughts of silhouetted surfers, island palm trees, or reflections in mountain lakes to mind. Cityscapes are often equally impressive however, and not necessarily just skylines of towering, reflective glass monoliths. These cloud formations over Cape Town, South Africa, produced one of the most memorable sunsets I can remember. After meeting fur seals in the marina, tasting craft …