I tagged along with my friend Peter’s family to the Isle of Mull back in July 2008 and shamelessly enjoyed the free board, lodging and transportation whilst merrily snapping away with my then reasonably new Nikon D80.

This particular trip was also the start of my passion for losing pieces of equipment whilst on photo holidays and I thus returned home minus one spirit level and a drinking pouch. Oh well!

Mull is beautiful though, and very easy to get around by car. I can’t recommend hiking too much, but that’s because Peter, Mr Clarke and I all had a thoroughly unpleasant experience during the trip. I’m sure it’s lovely in other places.

Nikon D80 + kit lens + 50mm f1.4