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Sand getting whipped up off the dunes of the Liwa Desert.
I had climbed up this enormous dune after the sun went down and sat on the sand for a while on my own just soaking up the peace and quiet of the desert. Looking in this direction there’s nothing but sand and a couple of roads to cross the whole 500 miles to Riyadh.
As I sat there a breeze started, and soon the beginnings of a sandstorm. I quickly retreated, being sandblasted all the way. Sand was everywhere, so much had made it’s way into my pockets that my lens cap ground a circle into the screen of my phone!
Rub’ al Khali, UAE.

Sand getting whipped up off the dunes of the Liwa Desert.

I had climbed up this enormous dune after the sun went down and sat on the sand for a while on my own just soaking up the peace and quiet of the desert. Looking in this direction there’s nothing but sand and a couple of roads to cross the whole 500 miles to Riyadh.

As I sat there a breeze started, and soon the beginnings of a sandstorm. I quickly retreated, being sandblasted all the way. Sand was everywhere, so much had made it’s way into my pockets that my lens cap ground a circle into the screen of my phone!

Rub’ al Khali, UAE.

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Toys lie scattered on the floor of a kindergarten, abandoned after the explosion at Chernobyl NPP in April 1986.
Pripyat, Ukraine.

Toys lie scattered on the floor of a kindergarten, abandoned after the explosion at Chernobyl NPP in April 1986.

Pripyat, Ukraine.

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Why thank you BMW, apology accepted…

Why thank you BMW, apology accepted…

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Ruairidh’s first time on a swing, he loved it!
Castlemartyr, Ireland.

Ruairidh’s first time on a swing, he loved it!

Castlemartyr, Ireland.

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Filling the car with fuel while it’s set to km makes the range seem pretty cool!

Filling the car with fuel while it’s set to km makes the range seem pretty cool!

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Another one under it’s belt, Ireland is the 9th country my car has been to!

Castlemartyr, Ireland.

Another one under it’s belt, Ireland is the 9th country my car has been to!

Castlemartyr, Ireland.

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A selection of things found in my boot while clearing it out to go on holiday. A can of tyre weld. A pair of ear defenders. A Eurotunnel boarding pass. A 733MHz Pentium III processor with heatsink…

A selection of things found in my boot while clearing it out to go on holiday. A can of tyre weld. A pair of ear defenders. A Eurotunnel boarding pass. A 733MHz Pentium III processor with heatsink…

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The Blackpool Tower, opened in 1894, undergoing renovation on the Promenade with Central Pier and the roller coasters of the Pleasure Beach in the distance.
When the railways started threading their way across the country seaside resorts like Blackpool became hugely popular as people swarmed from industrial towns and cities to the fresh air and beaches. For over 100 years these beaches were mobbed with holidaymakers, peaking at 17 million per year. The rise of package holidays and cheap air fares has taken it’s toll though, and today the town appears a shadow of it’s former self.
Blackpool, England.

The Blackpool Tower, opened in 1894, undergoing renovation on the Promenade with Central Pier and the roller coasters of the Pleasure Beach in the distance.

When the railways started threading their way across the country seaside resorts like Blackpool became hugely popular as people swarmed from industrial towns and cities to the fresh air and beaches. For over 100 years these beaches were mobbed with holidaymakers, peaking at 17 million per year. The rise of package holidays and cheap air fares has taken it’s toll though, and today the town appears a shadow of it’s former self.

Blackpool, England.

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I haven’t seen many people post on Tumblr with the ice bucket challenge but it’s no less important to raise a bit of awareness and cash for ALS on here so here’s my video from today!

Can’t comment on the rest of the world but if you’re in Scotland you can text “ICED14 £5” to 70070 to make a £5 donation to our own ALS related charity, MND Scotland.

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Looking out to the Andaman Sea from the beach by The Datai hotel. Ko Tarutao is the large island in the distance.
Datai Bay, Langkawi, Malaysia.

Looking out to the Andaman Sea from the beach by The Datai hotel. Ko Tarutao is the large island in the distance.

Datai Bay, Langkawi, Malaysia.