Venice Italy Grand Canal in Summer

Venice Grand Canal in Summer


Love this image of the boat traffic on the Grand Canal in Venice at the end of June 2017.

Achill Island off season video – One Shot Adventures

Loved this video and saw it come up again on my YouTube feed. Posted it before on Twitter but wanted to put it here on my blog. Really nice shots of some parts of Achill even if other parts of the island were missed.

Canal of Venice summer blue picture

Venice, Italy in the summer. Loved this photo from last year when I was walking towards the Rialto Bridge.

Venice Blue Canal Stakes

https://www.redbubble.com/people/paulmcnam/works/33231978-canal-of-venice-summer-blue-picture?p=photographic-print

Helsinki Panorama

The summer goes on in Helsinki this month. Just checked the weather forecast and the sun will be here for the foreseeable future.

Tech in a Madrid Café in 2003

Madrid Café 2003
Madrid Café 2003

This is what I used for on-the-go tech in 2003 sitting in a café in Madrid. A Psion 5mx and a brick Nokia mobile phone  The Psion had a great form factor that had a keyboard that was just big enough for touch-typing and small enough to fit into a jacket pocket. It also had the wonderful benefit of being distraction-free. 

Not forgetting the camera, a Canon Powershot S30. A remarkably pocketable device for the time. 

Riga Airport

In transit between Helsinki and Bern. Grey day outside. Riga has a small but functional airport. Found a nice cafe with a spare power socket. Free wifi but it keeps showing adverts every second minute.

Air Baltic seem like the Ryanair of Northern Europe. Sneaky charges for checking in and a couple of staff who have horrible customer service skills. Can’t forget that horrible woman in at the check-in in Vilnius airport that I dealt with a couple of years ago. It was by far the worst checkin experience I have had so far.