Our Blooming Beautiful Blue Marble – Flowers photo essay

Everybody enjoys flowers, the vibrant colours offer a feast for our eyes and fragrant bouquets that tantalise our noses. Images of flowers are equally appealing, though without smellovision., It’s about time this site brightened up, with a little floral colour. Even the most macho man secretly enjoys coming across an attractive urban garden or carpet of wild flowers in an …

The Art of Blogging – Tips for Self Critiquing

Taking stock and reviewing our goals, what we wish to achieve and whether we are progressing is essential for everyone, regardless of their career or life path. Asking ourselves what we want out of life; fulfilment, enlightenment, blogging celebrity status, wealth, lifelong happiness or all of the above is useful to ensure we are heading in the right direction. It …

Postcard from Essaouira, a Moroccan fish market

The fish market in the Moroccan city of Essaouira, is an alien place to most westerners and probably a place that many would not dream of buying anything from especially food for their own table. There is little doubt that it is unlikely the market has ever seen a visit from an Environmental Health Officer, it is an extremely grubby …

Fishing Boats – Vessels of Adventure and Romance

I love boats and fishing boats in particular, they portray a certain romance even though the profession they represent is far from romantic. It is an extremely arduous job as those that participate or even watch documentaries about fisherman plying their trade in tretches of ocean like the Bering Sea can testify. Small craft that are moored or sat on …

Tough Travel Blogging Choices – The World is our Oyster but….

This year has seen a huge leap forward in the progress of ‘new media’ publishing travel websites and using social media platforms to promote destinations and products. New opportunities to travel and to forge partnerships with related organisations are being discovered and harnessed not just by the ‘rockstars’ of this media but by all those ably marketing their talent. However …

Fishing boats under the ramparts of the Moroccan port of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography iain-mallory-300-19_essaouira

Essaouira – A Fishy tale in Morocco’s Windy City

Essaouira on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is known as the ‘Windy City’, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Even when there is little more than a breeze, it gusts through the streets, market places and along the beach. Its touch caresses the sand and reaches every hidden space within the town. That Essaouria s described as a city is …