The tail fluke of a humpback whale off Head Harbour Lighthouse, Campobello Island in the province of New Brusnwick, Canada on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel -Mallory_NewBrunswick-6

Whale Watching in New Brunswick; A Whale of a Tale

“Wow!” was the collective expression of wonderment as the giant leviathan crashed back into the ocean like a mammalian meteorite from inner space, displacing thousands of litres of water, less than 100 metres from our viewpoint. We were stood aboard a small whale watching vessel skippered by Mac, owner and captain of Island Cruises Whale Watch off Campobello Island, in …

A nesting gannet returning to the rookery on Bird Rock with nesting material at St. Mary's Ecological Reserve on the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Newfoundland 013

Newfoundland; An Adventurous Destination

Walking on an ancient sea floor in Newfoundland, once tugged by the wildly different tidal forces which effected the planet over 600 million years ago, it felt necessary to tread carefully. Surrounded by hundreds of fossils known as the Ediacaran biota, the oldest known existence of large multicellular life forms; although they seem hardy, I reminded myself to tread very …

The Pantheon Chapel and Palacio de Sobrellano, which comprise the Ensemble of Sobrellano in the Cantabria town of Comillas in Green Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_spain-24

Finding Palaces in Green Spain

The vehicle pulled up to the impressive Palacio De La Magdalena which overlooks the famous Bay of Santander. This allowed a brief glimpse of the Sardinero Beaches and the lighthouse on the Isle of Mouro. Dilemma; explore a magnificent, modern palace constructed in early years of the last century or get a better view of a bay which makes it …

The cliffs of the coast at Cabo Vidio in Asturias in the region of northern Spain known as Green Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_spain-9

Asturias; Natural Paradise in Spain

The guide had remained patient throughout our tour of Asturias, one of the regions of northern Spain which together form Green Spain. It’s unlikely we’d left or arrived anywhere on time, flying drones, taking still photographs, filming video and asking questions at every stop off. As Recommended by National Geographic Even so, when he suggested we needed to pick up …

The Guggenheim Museum on the bank of the Nervion River, in Bilbao unofficial capital city of the autonomous region of Basque Country, Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Spain 006-2

The Guggenheim Museum; Cultural Heart of Bilbao

First impressions of the Guggenheim probably depend on from which direction you arrive . Whether passing by the huge floral puppy or wandering through the legs of the gigantic spider into a thick, artificially induced fog. This is the beauty of the eccentric jumble of architectural shapes and eclectic exhibitions which comprise the cultural heart of Bilbao, the unofficial capital …

Winter at Gođafoss, the waterfall of the gods on the Skjálfandaflót River in Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Iceland 003

Goðafoss, Gods and Legends in Iceland

Iceland is one of those special destinations, at least outside of Reykjavik, which it’s impossible to tire of. Having visited four times since 2008, in a variety of seasons, the impressive landscape of lava fields, steep gorges and waterfalls regularly tempts me back for more. One waterfall Gođafoss, the “waterfall of the gods” is an especially welcome sight, after all …