Hallo. This site is essentially a gallery of some of our photographs from Scotland, and includes the Orkney Islands. Orkney, for those that don't know, is a group of islands six miles across the Pentland Firth from Caithness in north east Scotland. Some of the photographs were taken up to twenty or so years ago, others are more recent, so they have "progressed" from traditional SLR film cameras to digital; Canon DSLR's, Panasonic and Fuji Bridge cameras, Olympus compact and underwater, and JVC video camera, and a mini video camera, occasionally coupled to a Sky-Watcher Explorer telescope. Any (minimal) editing is performed using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Canon DPP. Hutch the Dog isn't interested in photography (unless they're pictures of him!), so all the photographs were taken by myself, my wife, or our granddaughter (18), whose occasional "jokes" are featured as well, unfortunately. Sorry!
Some of you may have noticed (and some of you may have not) a link to our dogs website on the left. And on the right. Yes, I know, daft aren't we (barking, in fact)... Hutch is an Old English Mastiff, who was six years old on 24th November. There's a (short at the moment) list of dog friendly Pubs, Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts (in Scotland), as well as photographs and video currently on his site. There are also links on the left to some photographs; of Scotland, Orkney, Egypt and Cambodia.
I will also attempt to upload my solutions to the Sunday Express General Knowledge Prize Crossword and the Mail on Sunday Prize Crossword, usually by about 10.00pm (UK time) on the Sunday in question. I cannot guarantee to do so, and I make no guarantee that I've got them correct. Though I did win £25.00 once...........
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