I live in a seaside town on the Thames Estuary in Essex, England. In summer the lingering scent of mud, the chippy and ice cream permeate the senses. In winter we hunker down and mend our boats. Travel has been my life, either at home or abroad. I go for short and long trips to broaden the mind and experience the well-known and the unexpected. Photography is my passion and reflects these journeys. It gives me a purpose, enabling me to exercise my enthusiasm for observing, engaging and communicating with people and their environment.