So now the question is 'what is the problem?'
The problem for me is the weather - it's been too [insert here many unprintable swear words] warm.
Well, to be honest, whilst everyone else is praying for hot weather or holidays in the Bahamas, I...HATE it! Not wanting to ruin your enjoyment of the heat here, but my body has a tendency to shut down past a certain temperature threshold, and unfortunately that threshold is very low. I also burn faster than you can say "Oi, lobster boy" whilst doing my best impression of one. Even in winter I'm walking around the cold house in shorts and no footwear feeling perfectly warm, whilst my wife shivers in a woollen shawl!
I have even been told that I 'burn' people when they happen to touch me - in fact, I have had many hurt 'husbandy' feelings when Diana tried to wriggle out of a hug claiming that I felt like a mobile oven! However, I do hope that most of you are enjoying this prolonged, and at last, better summer this year.
And now for some long-awaited news: those of you who follow my blog on a regular basis - well, at least when I actually manage to POST a blog - will know that I have been working on a retail project with Harewood House this year. I am extremely proud and pleased to tell you that some of my images of Harewood are now on sale at the Harewood House Tourist Information Centre.
Huzzah and all that stuff!
So, you'll be asking, you've lured me here with the catchy pirate title - so where are the pirates??? Well, you won't be disappointed. Diana and I have spent some time in Whitby, North Yorkshire, last week. We've climbed the 199 steps to visit the famous Whitby Abbey ruins, and we sat eating ice-cream by the Captain Cook monument and the whale jaw bone that sits atop the Khyber Pass.
Getting photographs of Whitby from angles not seen before is a real challenge - most of them are well known and 'done to death', such as the Abbey seen through the arch of the whalebone etc. Whilst many of my images have similarities to what you may have seen in the past, I managed some pretty interesting shots.
The Wall Art gallery is getting a bit of a revision at the moment in terms of what is available and the pricing structure. I fully intend to have many of the Whitby images for sale in the Wall Art section of the website within the next couple of weeks. With that in mind, I shall leave you with a teaser of the Panoramics to come from Whitby, and I hope that you all take some time out enjoying the 'lovely' weather! ;o)