Category: 2013

Spain, Xmas 2013

My first reasonably serious attempt at finding dragonflies in Spain was in August this year, when we drove to Jalón to help a friend clebrate his birthday in early August and to take in something of the summer heat and

Posted in 2013, Spain, Trip reports

Norfolk, Sep 2013

Having fallen in love with Norfolk once again after an absence of more than 20 years, and my boss having run off back to Italy for a third week this year, this time in the company of her mother, I

Posted in 2013, Trip reports, UK

Italy, Sep 2013

A trip to Italy for the first half of September was primarily a walking holiday. However, there were a few days off to get a dose of culture in various cities. I don’t really do city culture but, looking at

Posted in 2013, Italy, Trip reports

Spain, Aug 2013

Other than a worrying warning light the shape of which resembled our engine block, we completed our 1200mls/1900kms road journey from Calais, over the Pyrenees and on to Jalón (near Calpe on the Costa Blanca) smoothly. It has to be

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Marais Poitevin, Aug 2013

August 2013 broke our mould in several respects. Firstly, we were straying away from home during the height of rugrat season. Secondly, we would be experiencing the height of summer in Spain, our ultimate destination, for the very first time.

Posted in 2013, France, Trip reports

Norfolk, Jun 2013

Swiftly on the heels of our trip to Shropshire in search of the White-faced Darters (Leucorrhinia dubia), came a trip to Norfolk in search of my second missing localized celebrity, the Norfolk Hawker/Green-eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles). The Norfolk Broads is

Posted in 2013, Trip reports, UK

Shropshire, Jun 2013

My desire to get the cataract in my right eye fixed enforced a stay in the UK during May and June, so we had to forego a planned trip to France hunting orchids and Odos. Making the most of our

Posted in 2013, Trip reports, UK

Spain, Spring 2013

Given the atrocious spring weather being suffered by the UK this spring, we were delighted to be asked to pop over to Spain to look after our favourite perrito [little dog] and house in Jalón between 24th April and 11th

Posted in 2013, Spain, Trip reports

Singapore, Feb 2013

A 13-hour flight might seem a bit like overkill in search of dragonflies but we really wanted a break from our boring English winter. Besides, as well as a whole mass of air miles burning a hole in Carol’s pocket,

Posted in 2013, Singapore, Trip reports

Cambodia, Feb 2013

In search of winter warmth and some relief from the lack of interesting insects in Europe, we made a late February trip to stay with relatives in Singapore. As a cultural side trip for a taste of more genuine SE

Posted in 2013, Cambodia, Trip reports

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