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About Me

I didn't discover geograph until 07/07/07 when most local squares had been taken but I got hooked pretty quickly. My heartland is East Suffolk, where I was born and grew up, and Norfolk, where I lived for nearly 30 years! I have got lots of interests and some of them surface through my geograph submissions.

My few GotY shortlistees:
2009: TM0025 : Night-time snow scene in Roman Road (2) by Zorba the Geek TM0534 : Stratford St Mary church, seen from East Bergholt by Zorba the Geek NH2828 : Dog Falls cock chaffinch in breeding plumage by Zorba the Geek TM4596 : Swans, cows, marsh by Zorba the Geek TM0734 : Sheep-shearing: now for the legs by Zorba the Geek won! wk 26
2008: TM1923 : Female Emperor Moth by Zorba the Geek TF8745 : Red Admiral butterfly by Zorba the Geek TF8545 : Cinnabar caterpillar (close-up) by Zorba the Geek
2007: TM0733 : Human geography at Flatford on August Bank Holiday by Zorba the Geek TG0629 : Ancient oak on the way to Thurning by Zorba the Geek TL9925 : Brimming flower beds in Castle Park by Zorba the Geek TM2832 : Old jetty, new cranes by Zorba the Geek

Seven hectads completed: TM12[8/100], TM36[2/100], TM38[2/100], TM49[10/100], TM46[2/80], TF84 [3/70], TM25 [1/100]

I love panoramas and if you like them too, have a look at the panorama gallery I compiled (now unlocked again!): LinkExternal link

I've also launched 3 other galleries:
LinkExternal link - The idea is to collect locations that have figured in creative writing...and ...
LinkExternal link for those who like sand patterns. And finally, for the übergeek...
LinkExternal link - a world of blue plaques etc.

In January 2008, I reached the dizzy heights of 156th on the points table! But since then I haven't kept up. I've even dropped out of the top 200 for squares photographed.

The few GotYs apart, some of my own favourites:
TM0734 : Field mouse at bay by Zorba the Geek NZ2742 : Cathedral, Castle, Bus station, terraced houses by Zorba the Geek TM0533 : Dedham St Mary's in a sea of trees by Zorba the Geek TM0634 : Pair of Egyptian geese on pasture by Zorba the Geek TM0419 : Young Hawthorn, old Comma by Zorba the Geek TQ2779 : Detail of stained glass exhibit by Zorba the Geek NO7157 : The sea enriches - with mermaids (1) by Zorba the Geek NO7157 : The sea enriches - with mermaids  (2) by Zorba the Geek SJ2988 : St Therese of Lisieux - stained glass window detail ... by Zorba the Geek TQ3079 : Eye across the Thames by night ... by Zorba the Geek TL9332 : Scarce Chaser on bramble leaf by Zorba the Geek TM4477 : Sugar beet at cross purposes by Zorba the Geek TL9336 : Orange Tip on pink flower by Zorba the Geek TM0734 : I spotted a spotted flycatcher by Zorba the Geek TM0734 : Gerroff my maize, if you know what's good for you! by Zorba the Geek TM0734 : Kindly keep off my onions! by Zorba the Geek TM0734 : Not out-of-focus - just fluffy! by Zorba the Geek TM0734 : Sheep-shearing: the shepherd watches the shearer (1) by Zorba the Geek SP5106 : Ervin Bossanyi in St John's College Chapel (2) by Zorba the Geek TM0734 : Juvenile owl at risk by Zorba the Geek TM0733 : Spring sunset afterglow over the Stour at Flatford by Zorba the Geek TM0634 : Midsummer's Day evening across Dedham Vale by Zorba the Geek




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My Statistics About

Last updated: 15:06
  • 336 First Geograph points
  • 98 Second Visitor points, 38 Third Visitor points, 25 Fourth Visitor points
  • 561 Personal points (grid squares geographed)
  • 342 TPoints (Time-gap points About)
  • 1595 Photographs
    • 1238 Geographs and 357 Supplementals
    • 625 grid squares, giving a depth score of 2.55
    • in 115 different hectads and 19 myriads, taken on 207 different days
  • 4 items of Collections submitted
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? Grid Ref Title Submitted Classification Taken
TM4464 While you can (15): "Cobb's Cottage" from the Eastbridge Road Tue, 27 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4464 While you can (14): Field corner near "Cobb's Cottage" Tue, 27 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4464 Protest sign: Sizewell C Proposed Residential Area Tue, 27 May 2014 supplemental Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4464 Protest sign: Sizewell C proposed access route Tue, 27 May 2014 supplemental Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4464 While you can (13): "Cobb's Corner" from the Leiston-Theberton Road Tue, 27 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4464 While you can (12): "Cobb's Corner" from the Eastbridge Road Tue, 27 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4564 While you can (11): The "Back Road" passing Upper Abbey Farm Tue, 27 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4564 While you can (10): Upper Abbey "Front Meadow" Sun, 25 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4564 While you can (9): The "Back Road" Sun, 25 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4564 While you can (8): Across the fields to Upper Abbey Farm Sun, 25 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4764 While you can (7): Goose Hill deer Sat, 24 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4764 While you can (6): Goose Hill towards the sea Sat, 24 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4764 While you can (5): Goose Hill towards Sizewell B & A Sat, 24 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4664 While you can (4): on to Goose Hill Sat, 24 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4664 While you can (3): continuing path round woodland Sat, 24 May 2014 geograph (second) (tpoint) Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4563 While you can (2): woodland path in Kenton Hills Sat, 24 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4563 While you can (1): path to Kenton Hills Sat, 24 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4564 Upper Abbey Farm under repair (from Northwest) Sat, 24 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4564 Upper Abbey Farm rises again (slowly) Fri, 23 May 2014 geograph Thu, 22 May 2014
TM4764 Panorama across Minsmere to Southwold Fri, 23 May 2014 geograph (fourth) Fri, 23 May 2014
SU1230 Stained glass window in west end Sun, 30 Sep 2012 supplemental Thu, 9 Aug 2012
SY8089 Memorial window, Moreton church Sun, 30 Sep 2012 supplemental Fri, 24 Aug 2012
SY8089 Moreton church chancel windows Sun, 30 Sep 2012 supplemental Tue, 7 Aug 2012
discussion indicator SO4430 Sheela Na Gig at Kilpeck church Tue, 21 Aug 2012 supplemental Wed, 25 Jul 2012
TM0025 Coming up the hill Fri, 6 Jul 2012 geograph Fri, 6 Jul 2012
TM0025 Olympic flame transfer Fri, 6 Jul 2012 supplemental Fri, 6 Jul 2012
TM0025 East Hill on a unique day Fri, 6 Jul 2012 geograph Fri, 6 Jul 2012
TM0025 Waiting in the rain by St James' church Fri, 6 Jul 2012 geograph Fri, 6 Jul 2012
TF8545 Smooth path to the beach Mon, 2 Jul 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8545 A surprising abundance of opium poppies Mon, 2 Jul 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8146 Bee orchid on Scolt Head Island Wed, 27 Jun 2012 supplemental Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8146 Scolt Head National Trust sign Wed, 27 Jun 2012 supplemental Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8145 Scolt Head Island Traverse 11a: Muddy section south of Norton Creek Wed, 27 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8045 Scolt Head Island Traverse 11b: Crossing the salt-marsh Wed, 27 Jun 2012 geograph (fourth) Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8044 Scolt Head Island Traverse 12: The last (or first) crossing Wed, 27 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8145 Scolt Head Island Traverse 10b: Norton Creek Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8046 Scolt Head Island Traverse 10a: Approaching Norton Creek from the north Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8046 Scolt Head Island Traverse 9: The path grows faint Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8046 Scolt Head Island Traverse 8: View of the route homewards Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8046 Scolt Head Island Traverse 7: Warden's house Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8046 Scolt Head Island Traverse 6: Panorama westwards Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph (third) Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8146 Scolt Head Island Traverse 4b: Seaward Panorama Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8146 Scolt Head Island Traverse 4a: Landward Panorama Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8146 Scolt Head Island Traverse 5: The end of the dunes Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8146 Scolt Head Island Traverse 3: High dunes seen from the beach Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph (third) (tpoint) Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8246 Comic relief: Man Friday's chair Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8346 Scolt Head Island Traverse 2: Long Beach Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TF8446 Scolt Head Island Traverse 1: Crossing the Burn Tue, 26 Jun 2012 geograph Wed, 20 Jun 2012
TG1124 Stained glass detail 1 Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TG1124 Stained glass detail 2 Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TG1323 An angel in the roof Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TG1323 "A damsel with a dulcimer ... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TG1323 Stained glass detail 5 Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TG1323 Stained glass detail 4 Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TG1323 Stained glass detail 3 Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TG1323 Stained glass detail 2 Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TG1323 Stained glass detail 1 Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Mar 2012
TF9046 Dredging the Run Sat, 3 Mar 2012 geograph Thu, 1 Mar 2012
TF8546 Ripples in the sand Sat, 3 Mar 2012 supplemental Thu, 1 Mar 2012
TF9145 Wells Outer Harbour Thu, 1 Mar 2012 geograph Thu, 1 Mar 2012
TF8546 Burnham Harbour panorama Thu, 1 Mar 2012 supplemental Thu, 1 Mar 2012
TM0043 Altar at St Mary's church, Kersey Wed, 29 Feb 2012 supplemental Wed, 29 Feb 2012
TM0043 Painted panel beside altar Wed, 29 Feb 2012 supplemental Wed, 29 Feb 2012
TM0043 Detail beside altar of St Mary's Wed, 29 Feb 2012 supplemental Wed, 29 Feb 2012
TM0044 Kersey street and church from the north-east Wed, 29 Feb 2012 supplemental Wed, 29 Feb 2012
TM0633 Tracks in the snow on the marshes Tue, 28 Feb 2012 geograph Mon, 6 Feb 2012
TM0634 Fallen tree or primitive monster? Tue, 28 Feb 2012 geograph Tue, 7 Feb 2012
TF8845 The Best Beach in Norfolk Mon, 27 Feb 2012 geograph Tue, 21 Feb 2012
TF9145 Beach huts in winter sunshine Mon, 27 Feb 2012 geograph Tue, 21 Feb 2012
TF9046 View across The Run at low tide Mon, 27 Feb 2012 geograph Tue, 21 Feb 2012
TG3504 Synchronised preening Mon, 27 Feb 2012 supplemental Fri, 2 Dec 2011
discussion indicator TL9925 Frozen stiff beside the bandstand Mon, 27 Feb 2012 geograph Sun, 5 Feb 2012
TL5480 Looking back down the nave Mon, 27 Feb 2012 supplemental Thu, 23 Feb 2012
TL5480 Looking up by looking down Mon, 27 Feb 2012 supplemental Thu, 23 Feb 2012
TL5480 Looking up into the lantern Mon, 27 Feb 2012 supplemental Thu, 23 Feb 2012
discussion indicator TM0733 Familiar location, unfamiliar view Sun, 26 Feb 2012 geograph Mon, 6 Feb 2012
discussion indicator TM0733 Can you tell what it is yet? Sun, 26 Feb 2012 geograph Mon, 6 Feb 2012
discussion indicator TL9925 Castle Park Breughel Sun, 26 Feb 2012 geograph Sun, 5 Feb 2012
TF8945 Holkham sands panorama in winter Sun, 26 Feb 2012 geograph Wed, 22 Feb 2012
TM4449 Orford as seen from the lighthouse Mon, 26 Sep 2011 supplemental Tue, 13 Sep 2011
TM4448 Watson-Watt Radar Tower on Orfordness Mon, 26 Sep 2011 supplemental Tue, 13 Sep 2011
TM4448 Orfordness lighthouse from Bomb Ballistics tower Mon, 26 Sep 2011 supplemental Tue, 13 Sep 2011
TM4449 Looking back towards Orford from Orfordness Mon, 26 Sep 2011 geograph Tue, 13 Sep 2011
discussion indicator SJ8696 Base Camp Cafe Thu, 25 Aug 2011 supplemental Tue, 14 Dec 2010
TL9936 Looking down on Scotland Place Wed, 1 Jun 2011 geograph Wed, 6 Apr 2011
discussion indicator TL9838 Out of the porch Wed, 1 Jun 2011 geograph Wed, 6 Apr 2011
TM0136 A tree in springtime Wed, 1 Jun 2011 geograph (third) Wed, 6 Apr 2011
TM0734 Jay on feeder Wed, 1 Jun 2011 supplemental Tue, 31 May 2011
TM0025 Corner of Roman Wall in the snow Tue, 21 Dec 2010 supplemental Sat, 18 Dec 2010
TM0734 Wintry graveyard and bell cage Tue, 21 Dec 2010 geograph Mon, 20 Dec 2010
TM0734 The Old Chapel House in midwinter Tue, 21 Dec 2010 geograph Mon, 20 Dec 2010
TM0634 Snowy Dedham Vale after sunset Tue, 21 Dec 2010 geograph Mon, 20 Dec 2010
TM0634 Stour House with a new topknot Mon, 20 Dec 2010 geograph Mon, 20 Dec 2010
TM0734 The start of The Street, East Bergholt Mon, 20 Dec 2010 geograph Mon, 20 Dec 2010
TM0734 No 1 East Bergholt Fri, 3 Dec 2010 supplemental Fri, 3 Dec 2010
TM0734 Where are the snows of yesteryear? Fri, 3 Dec 2010 supplemental Fri, 3 Dec 2010
TM0734 The guardians at the gate Thu, 28 Oct 2010 supplemental Wed, 27 Oct 2010
TM0734 Not to be stirred up! Thu, 28 Oct 2010 supplemental Wed, 27 Oct 2010
TF9846 Patterns in the Sand (5) Mon, 18 Oct 2010 geograph Sun, 12 Sep 2010
TF9846 Patterns in the Sand (4) Mon, 18 Oct 2010 supplemental Sun, 12 Sep 2010

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