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Grumpy Old Man
A life outside the walls publication.

Published since January 2006

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Spain – Day 4: Azpeitia to Cangas de Onis

Our hotel in Azpeitia (meaning ‘down the rock’ in Basque) appeared to be a centuries old converted family home run by a brother and sister with the help of other family members. The dining area, with stone arches, the kitchen…

Spain – Day 3: To San Sebastian

The third morning of we arose to the sound of small bells beyond the balcony of our room. Behind the hotel was a garden and a fenced enclosure with goats, wearing bells. Bonnie took a photo of the goats reaching for the tender low lying leaves of a tree.

Spain – Day 2: Madrid to Azpeitia

Vacations are about sleeping in late and then having a nice breakfast/brunch when you do decide to get up – right? FORGET IT, that memo was misplaced, or I suspect purposefully hidden from me, for most of our Spain trip.

Spain: Arrival Madrid

I look upon international coach air travel as slow torture. Put me on a long enough flight and I’ll tell you anything, promise you anything, simply to disembark. A large part of my view on this comes from being tall with long legs and the airlines shrinking the spacing between rows to get as many of us “cattle” as possible on a plane. Such flights are the only times…

Northern Spain by car

A couple of close friends along with my wife and I recently returned from a long planned car tour of northern Spain.


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And here I am

Walking through the quiet woods on a wet foggy day contemplating this great world and “brave” nation I find myself in…

Sunrise with Moon?

There is actually a crescent Moon in this photo…although it’s a little hard to see at this size.

North Carolina Mountains – a good place to stand

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” ~~ Ansel Adams

Mr. Adams may have been speaking of finding the best perspective for any given scene but I’ll interpret his statement loosely, if you don’t find a good photo where you’re currently at relocate to a location which inspires you.

Spring day reflections

It’s hard not to be captivated by reflections upon water when experiencing a beautiful sunny spring day — with deep blue sky and a few wispy white clouds.