Occasionally one stumbles on a place - whether it be a small stream trickling softly below an umbrella of ferns, or a village yet to succumb to the commercialisation which tourism almost inevitably brings - where obscurity is the best hope for preservation. The dilemma is simple enough to identify, but difficult to resolve: share the beauty of this place with a risk that its charm will be lost, or keep the experience a close secret known to only a lucky few.
Some of the little treasures I have stumbled across are included in this section of the web site. The decision was driven by the desire of a keen photographer to share emotive images, but balanced by the realisation that only a handful of visitors are expected to view these pages (sigh).
Also included are some brief notes and photos from a smattering of the more well known tourist haunts which retain at least a little of that special quality which initially brought them to prominence.
Finally, for want of a home somewhere more appropriate, Great Places is the repository for a few of the more memorable events and travels I would recommend to like-minded souls.