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Welcome to My Life Outside, a place to share and indulge my two passions in life – wildlife and the great outdoors.. For the past ten years I’ve been publishing images and tales from our adventures, focussed mainly here in the UK but with occasional excursions further afield. Along the way we’ve self-built a camper van, taken up sea kayaking, climbed the highest peak in each home nation, surveyed cetaceans crossing the Irish Sea and on one memorable afternoon even found ourselves defending ice lollies from a pack of Barbary Macaques.

Currently based in Wales we’ll shortly be moving to a new home base in the Scottish Highlands where I plan to continue writing, photographing and developing this site to include not only an online shop but also walking guides, gear reviews and much more besides. Until then please head on over to the blog to find out what we’ve been up to and the latest news regards our “big move”.

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All Change

All Change

Thirteen years, one thousand and fifty entries, twelve thousand photos and close to one millions words. Big numbers for a blog which started off on a quiet afternoon with a simple desire to record that...

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Dale and Port Eynon Kayaking

We were planning to do a whole lot more kayaking this year than last but as with most things in 2020, those plans had to take a backseat. Thankfully lockdown restrictions here in Wales were...

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Gower Chough at Southgate

A Chattering of Chough

One species which appears to have had a very successful breeding season, at least locally, is the Chough. With their curved red bills and matching legs these charismatic birds are most definitely top of the corvid...

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House Martin

House Martin Down

You can’t visit Welshpool without a stroll along its stretch of the Montgomery canal, eminently pleasant at the best of times but particularly so with the sun shining and summer in full flow. We chose...

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Brimstone Butterfly

Llanymynech Rocks

Finding hidden gems in oft visited areas is immensely rewarding. Take our high tide visit to Banc y Lord a couple of weeks ago as one such example. Another came at the conclusion of our recent long...

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Garreg Lwyd

Garreg Lwyd Dotterel

Bank holiday weekend was a busy one for us with Saturday spent exploring the Preseli Hills (trip report to follow) and Sunday afternoon taken up with something called a social gathering. An odd concept I...

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