Grumpy Diver? Well I've been known to be grumpy and I have done a fair bit of scuba diving, so the name seems to fit. I haven't been diving nearly enough over the past few years, so another reason to be grumpy.
These pages aren't really about diving, they cover my other "passion" - exploring the world. I've had the good fortune to see some amazing things - watching a couple of lions hunting a water buffalo in Africa, standing in King Tut's tomb in Egypt, walking along an unrestored part of the Great Wall of China, diving a sunken U-boot off the American coast, standing at the foot of Mt Everest, getting within about 5 or 6 metres of a herd of Borneo Pigmy Elephants, spending half a day hunting with the Bushmen in the Kalahari just to name just a few. I've even been chased away by a macho elephant in the wild; and have the video to prove it!
As an avid photographer and videographer, some images and short video clips of recent trips are posted here.
We have just returned from a two-month long trip through South Asia; Bhutan, Northern India and Nepal. We had an absolutely amazing time. I am going to work on updating my travel pages as I have time.
This image shows Nandi (the bull who carries the Hindu god Shiva) is carved out of a single monolithic block of granite. This statue is sitting in front of the Virupaksha Temple at the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Pattadakal, India.