It’s been a good so far. It started out with a trip to PhotoLA held in downtown Los Angeles in January, then a trip up to Venice Beach in Santa Monica, followed by my trip to Scotland. I also spent three days photographing the 2017 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. As always, a great weekend. And I just completed my eighth season at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach.
The first weekend in February 2017 was spent photographing out at the Salton Sea, Bombay Beach, Salvation Mountain, Slab City, East Jesus, plus the wildflowers in Borrego Springs. It was a fun weekend with some really interesting photo opportunities.
And, I just returned from a wonderful trip to Scotland, where I drove almost all the way around Scotland - A distance of approximately 1,100 miles. I flew into Edinburgh and then rented a Volvo Cross Country to travel around the country for two weeks, and ended the trip in Glasgow, where I had a departing dinner with some great friends, and then we all took a short trip on the subway. It was a great ending to a wonderful trip. My only concern - driving on the “wrong” side of the road.
I’m not sure where else I’ll travel during the year, but I do have my wish list and it’s pretty long. I’ll definitely do at least a couple of road trips, and one or two more international trips. I think it’s time to start using some of my frequent flyer miles.
For all you Monty Python fans out there, I went on a private tour of Castle “Arrgh” and captured some fun shots. My tour guide, who is an owner of the castle, appeared in the movie as one of the French soldiers who stuck his fingers in his ears while Arthur was attempting to retrieve the Holy Grail. Visiting this castle is an absolute must for any Monty Python fan.
I’m off to Marfa next for two art exhibitions, and then to Austria and the Czech Republic in October for some new food and new images.