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#1 Dave Williams

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:40 AM

Wales ? Where's that ? part of England? It's the slightly irritating question I often get asked when abroad.

I usually explain and ask them if their country is part of somewhere else too!

Anyway, if you don't already know where it is I won't tell you, you'll have to look it up! ( God's own country of course)

 

I have been amazed to discover this superb forum and travel resource and disappointed it has taken me so long to do so. I have a passion for wildlife photography and travel so I scour the internet for information and I'm only too happy to feedback on what experience I can share to help others in their travel too.

I have my own blog and separate website but I'll try and share the reports on this forum too.

I started my blog when the website I was contributing to folded and my reports went with it. Keeping personal control as a back up makes sense to me.

 

Anyway, I'm not going to back track with old reports but I have quite a few destinations covered if anyone needs information.

 

http://davewilliamsn....blogspot.co.uk

 

and pictures here

 

http://www.pbase.com...iamsphotography

 

You'll notice that birds are more dominant than mammals. This is purely because the UK has few wild mammals not because I favour birds.

Photography is a hobby I took up after I retired ( at 54) and I have been passionate about it for 10 years now. Looking at some of the photos posted on the various reports I am inspired to keep on trying to improve. i have a long way to go still but hopefully you will enjoy sharing what I have to offer.

All the best to you all

Dave


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:07 AM

welcome


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:20 PM

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Welcome and you are not alone!! I and my business are based in Denbigh, the birthplace of H.M. Stanley and whilst I'm not Welsh I have now been here for nearly two years and have not looked back. North Wales is simply stunning and a beautiful place to visit, i would encourage everyone on this forum to visit North Wales, you won't be disappointed and with England and Wales' highest Mountain and some of the most remote parts in the UK there is an awful lot to do.


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 01:07 PM

Once again welcome to Safaritalk! It looks we will have another strong competitor in next Big Year edition  :) !


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 01:12 PM

Welcome.  Your website distracted me for well over an hour this morning.  However, like you, I'm retired so it didn't constitute a problem.


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:03 PM

Welcome Dave, North Wales is a fine place indeed. I've spent many happy holiday's on Anglesey and the Llynn peninsula.
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 01:43 AM

Welcome. You don't have enough trips to Eastern and Southern Africa in there - we'll have to help you put that right with all that time on your hands!  Very nice blog and very wise to have stuff as a "back-up", Forums do tend to come and go. Hopefully not this one - or at least not for a few years.

 

It's not the foreigners' fault we British are so confused about out identity that we appear change our nationality depending on the circumstances. It takes five minutes for me to answer the question "Where are you from?" so if their response to the answer "Britain" is "Oh England?" I just say "Yeah, okay... sort of that". You have to know what the UK or Britain is in the locaql language too. It's the United Kingdoms of England in Thai, so good luck with your explanations here (I see you have had experience). Some football fans might appear to get it but they don't really.

 

Anyway, enough about that. Already enjoyed part of your Thailand trip report (you got to some unusual places!) Welcome to the forum.


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:12 AM

welcome


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 03:44 AM

You've made good use of your retirement!  Welcome to Safaritalk.


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:54 PM

@Dave Williams

Welcome to Safaritalk - I look forward to you posting photos here!


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 01:39 PM

Welcome! 


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:23 AM

Welcome Dave.  Some seriously good photography on there! 


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:16 AM

Dear Dave,

 

       i just love your photos. I've also been partial to the Welsh people  for many reasons including the fact that Owen my first name. Of course Zulu is one of the my favorite movies. This site has changed my life in so many ways,and thanks to it I'm now planning to start my own blog. Matthew Wilkinson has enriched the lives of so many of us,and will continue to do so in the future.


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