Tim TrottTim TrottWelcome to my site!


It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might get swept off to. J.R.R. Tolkien

These are my writings and photos from my travels out and about around the United Kingdom and beyond.

Owl Photography
12/11/2011Photo Days South West
With news of a barn owl reliably showing near the Severn Beach, I headed off in the late afternoon with Mum and Dad to have a look and see if I can photograph it.
Scotland Road Trip
24/10/2011Cars & Bikes Scotland
Way back, while sat in a pub drinking scrumpy, me and my brother-in-law Rob came up with a hair brained plan to do a motorbike tour around Scotland. We decided on early October to avoid the midges, caravans and tourists and with two weeks to go we set about getting the actual plan in motion.
There are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.Boris Johnson
Visiting Friends in South Wales
An afternoon trip to South Wales to catch up with friends now he's out of hospital, and an opportunity to look around the surrounding area.
My New Toy! A Kawasaki VN800!!
10/09/2011Cars & Bikes South East
Another long day on the road, this time in a hired transit van heading to the South East, Hastings in particular, to pick up my new motorbike ready for when I pass my test later this month.
Visiting Friends in Manchester and North Wales
A long day on the road visiting friends in Manchester and North Wales, after a very heavy night out with new work friends. Good job I wasn't driving today!
Gone Fishing (Again)
11/06/2011South West
In an sudden and unexpected change to the days planned events, my brother in law and myself headed down to Brean and did a spot of fishing off Brean Down.
Pen y Fan Circular Walk
27/02/2011Hiking Wales
In preparation for climbing Ben Nevis later in the year, my brother in law and I headed over to South Wales and the Brecon Beacons to do a circular walk covering three peaks and Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales.
Peak District Trip
20/12/2010Northern England
Late on a cold Friday night, me, my sister and brother-in-law squeezed into the Land Rover to begin a long trip up to Manchester to see some friends for the weekend and have an early Xmas celebration. Over the weekend we spent a day out exploring the Peak District in the snow.
ATM Fraud
Last night I had my credit card skimmed in an ATM and my account emptied of all it's contents.
A Day at Dartmoor Zoological Park
A fine family day out at Dartmoor zoological park to visit our adopted Tiger and to see some of the other big cats which provided a opportunity to get close to the animals for some good photographic shots.