|I created this site to share my additional interests such as travel, photography, ornithology and any other item that interests me.
The main interest that has dominated my life for so long is falconry. This can be an enormous subject, and for me encompasses many additional interests such as falconry art, falconry furniture manufacture, raptor biology and raptor breeding, working dogs and dog training etc., much of this is well covered in my main site eaglefalconer.com.
Here, I wanted a place to add anything that I found interesting that did not really fit into the falconry remit.
So to start with I am adding some of the many images I have taken on my travels to my Gallery, as time permits this section will grow and be divided into chapters.
My first Chapter is China. These images are non-falconry and additional to my Chinese Chapters found in the extensive Eaglefalconer Photogallery. These are general tourist type images of the popular sites as well as some additional things that interested me.
Throughout my travels all over China I have been accompanied by my friend and guide Jane Yeo. Jane's skill and knowledge has enabled me to be accepted into Chinese homes and culture with a great deal more ease then had I attempted this on my own. She is an exceptional guide and is highly regarded and recommended.
Now I am pleased to add the Mongolian chapter to my Gallery, here are a few extra interesting pictures in addition to the bigger Mongolian PhotoGallery at eaglefalconer.com
I started planning another trip to western Mongolia for the early winter of 2008, but deep in the back of my mind was the fact that I was no longer as fit as I once had been. I began to think of the long days in the saddle as we ride high in the mountains, ...well the only thing for it was to get back on my bike.
Bike riding, or should I say bike touring had once been a passion of mine, but that was well over twenty years ago.
It had all started with a desire to cycle to work and culminated in long distance cycle-camping touring. Visit this gallery to see the "then and now".
It is probably natural that having a love of animals and the countryside one would also appreciate the skills of talented wildlife artists, and so it has been for me. Recently I built an online gallery for a very talented Russian wildlife artist, Vadim Gorbatov. It represents just a fraction of his work and I have a second batch of his paintings to add at a later date making this the largest online gallery of his work. Visit Vadim Gorbatov's wildlife Gallery here.