Richard

Richard

@faygate

Part-time adventurer & insta-photographer. Wearer of red Converse. Lover of all things sweet, travel, adventures, Bristol, Canada & kindness. Blog 👇
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• I was pretty verklempt when I got my secondhand Canon 5D mk I six years ago. It may not be as featured as the latest camera offerings but its full frame 12.8 megapixels still delights me when you capture that one frame that makes a smile slowly creep across your face as you check the back of the camera. This beast has followed me to Canada 🇨🇦, New Zealand 🇳🇿, Iceland 🇮🇸 and many trips around home and is still going strong. That 20-35mm L lens on the front may have no auto focus, is too old to repair and lost all its grips, but in the right conditions still has it. Even in -5c. With windchill of another -5c. On the side of a glacial lagoon. 💪 liveforthestory @canonuk

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• tbt Sharing passions across the generations 📷

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• Sunrise. Another chance to start again. Have a good one. You’ve got this 💪 wednesdaylifehack 🐪

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• Whilst Iceland is quite empty in places and its outposts tiny and spread out, everything is quite big; buses, mountains and rivers. HbRadventures lpfanphoto asundaycarpic faygatesGarage guardiantravel igers_iceland

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• Kudos to anyone driving in conditions like this today 🙌 This was the road to Fjaðrárglijúfur canyon in Iceland as we headed back to join ring road on our road trip along the southern coast. Driving was very taxing in conditions like this, but totally worth it for those views 😍 PS Never use your phone whilst driving 📵 and pull off the road to take pictures. HbRadventures lpfanphoto guardiantravelsnaps igers_iceland lonelyplanet

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• When your love stands in the perfect place 🙌 The beautiful Vesturhorn Mountains standing over the Stokksnes peninsular with its black sand beach and frosty sand dunes. What a place ✨ HbRadventures igers_iceland lonelyplanet guardiantravelsnaps

9 Days ago
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• Day seven in Iceland and we thought we’d do the tourist thing and visit the Golden Circle on our last day. With the daylight hours only lasting about 5 hours we had to picky. This was my favourite I think. The Kerið creator was formed some 3000 years ago and is now filled with water. Further on with stopped at the Strokkur Geysir and also managed to stop at the continental divide at Þingvellir, where two tectonic plates have caused a rift in the landscape. The light was fading fast though, so we’ll just have to come back again 😁 guardiantravelsnaps HbRadventures igers_iceland lonelyplanet

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• Day six in Iceland and another waterfall (foss=fall). It’s been a very soggy day so we’ve taken it easy with stops at a couple of falls and a visit to the LAVA centre, which was great fun. Last day tomorrow so I’m off to bed. Catch you tomorrow 👋 HbRadventures guardiantrave lonelyplanet igers_iceland

14 Days ago
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• Day five in Iceland. We’ve covered a fair few miles today and headed back to Vík for the night. On the way we managed to catch a couple of things we missed on the way out, the waterfall at Svartifoss and also the start of this beautiful canyon at Fjaðrárgljúfur. The road was very icy so we didn’t stay long because of the fading light. Tomorrow we’re going to take it easy as the forecast is for rain; we’ve been very lucky with the weather really. Then it’s one last day before we head home. guardiantravelsnaps HbRadventures lonelyplanet igers_iceland

15 Days ago
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• About last night... HbRadventures guardia lonelyplanet outsidemagazine igers_iceland

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• Day four in Iceland sees this lone seal elegantly gliding between the ice at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. We’ve spent most of the day here, although we did head further east this afternoon for sunset at Stokksness and supplies at Höfn. This evening we were back at the lagoon chasing the aurora. More of that to come later. HbRadventures lonelyplanet guardiantravelsnaps igers_iceland

16 Days ago
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• Day 3 in Iceland and treated to some spectacular views. This is the N1, the main ring road around the island. Once out of Reykjavik it’s fairly quiet apart from sunrise and sunset when everyone is heading out or heading back. Here, we’d stopped safely by the side of the road to view the turf roofed farm of Nupsstaður. For just a few seconds while I took this picture it was silent. I mean absolutely deafeningly quiet. Just perfect. Then we hit the road again. HbRadventures igers_ice lonelyplanet natgeotravel bbcearth outsidemagazine

17 Days ago
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• This morning we caught the sunrise at Skógafoss, a waterfall just around the corner from where we were staying. Legend has it there is treasure hidden behind it, that has magically appeared and disappeared over time. Once it seen and a rope was tied around its handle, only for it to disappear again, leaving only the handle behind. You can see it in the nearby Skógar folk museum. HbRadventures igers_ic

18 Days ago
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• Evening y’all 👋 Day two in Iceland and we’ve made it to Hörgsland in the south of the island. Been really lucky with the weather, it’s almost golden hour all day, although we’ve seen the temperature dip down as low as -9C. Driving along the main road we’ve passed through the small town of Vík (shown here) and then vast emptiness before our stop tonight, a small crop of wooden cabins off the main road. HbRadventures

18 Days ago
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• They call it the land of fire and ice and Iceland really lives up to its name. No heated runway here, the pilot just has to take his foot off the gas and gently bring the plane to a halt. A bit like the hire car as I was leaving the airport! All safe and well a bit further along the coast now and looking forward to the sunshine forecast for tomorrow. The -7C air temperature, less so ❄️ easyjet HbRadventures

19 Days ago
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• Evening all 👋 Have you all been watching Blue Planet II? All that plastic!! 😔 Our Bristolian Neptune it seems is trying to clean it up! Ever since @everydayalchemist’s talk @tedxbristol I have been bothered by the whole use of plastic. It’s ruddy everywhere!!! I’m trying to do my bit as best I can to reduce that footprint but I can’t do it by myself. Can you help too? Every little really does help. igersBristol daretodisrupt bristol247 bestofbristol bristollife

24 Days ago
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• Hi everyone 👋 Hope you’re all well. I’m hoping to see this spectacular sight again shortly. Please do your best clear skies and sun flares dances and I’ll try and capture this again for you. Deal? 😁 • This was taken on my last trip to Iceland and it seems mycanon 5D is still up to the job of capturing amazing images 🙌 igers_iceland HbRadventures

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• Sunday afternoons. Connecting with my Bronze Age cousins HbRadventures igerssom

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• I’ve always been a dog person, but this guy is kinda cute...I suppose 😉 What kind of person are you? mrzaz

27 Days ago
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• Morning y’all! 🤠 Monday eh? Cold eh? What you need is a nice bowl of porridge. Pop along to the @bristolporridgeproject and see Adam for a piping hot bowl. He’ll even pop your coffee in your keep cup for you, saving the planet too! Now that’s not bad thing on a Monday morning? 🙌 faygatesCafe coffeegram

32 Days ago
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• Evening all 👋 Where’s your next adventure taking you? We’re counting down the days until our next HbRadventures 🇮🇸 Think the roads might have a bit more snow on them this time though 🤔 guardiantravelsnaps

33 Days ago
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• Morning y’all! 👋 Have you had a good week? I’ve had a busy one processing all the talks from last week’s @tedxbristol - How can I use less plastic? How can I embrace nature, humanity and technology together? How can I be a more positive and all round better person? - My brain has been kinda busy! I’ve also been spending time offline helping Hb recover from a mild concussion. You’ll be pleased all is on the mend 👍 Have a good weekend and smile your kindness around 💟

34 Days ago
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• Good morning Bristol 👋 Once again I’m heading in to see you (via this view from Castle Park) for another day of inspiration @tedxbristol • How do you dare to disrupt this Friday? igersbristol bristol24

42 Days ago
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• Happy Wednesday 🐪 How do you get through the midweek? We like nothing better than a Gf fish & chip supper @saltandmalt 😋 In the winter you can head on down to a peaceful Chew Valley on an evening and spend your time planning your next adventure 🙌 Next stop Iceland 🇮🇸 HbRadventures lonelyplane

44 Days ago
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• Errr....Happy cute pumpkin Hallowe’en 🎃

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• Monday? You made it through the last one, you can make it through this one. Hope y’all had a good weekend. You got this 🙌 coffeegram courtesy of @playgroundcoffeehouse bestofbristol faygatesCafe

46 Days ago
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• Even beautiful things come an end. This was my last ever @bigodonutco but I know that the gang are moving on to bigger things. Sometimes that’s just the way it is. Good luck with your next beautiful adventures folks 💟 wednesdaylifehack faygatesT

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• Howdy there 👋 How was your weekend? Mine must’ve been good, I’m shattered 😴 Send more coffee!! 😂 Today’s coffeegram (and sneaky faygatesTreats aka Nougat Twist) courtesy of @coffico_ in Porthcawl faygatesCafe coffico

53 Days ago
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• Morning y’all 👋 Hope your duvet is treating you good this Sunday morning. This is one of many, MANY photos I have from Porthcawl yesterday and the incredible waves from stormbrian 🌊 igerswales porthcawl HbRadven

54 Days ago
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• Yay! It’s Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I’m off to see some storm waves 🌊 and hopefully grab my last @bigodonutco 😭

56 Days ago
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• tbt to spikeislandopen earlier this year. The tween and I really enjoyed the open day and he hasn’t stopped asking to buy some art since 🎨

57 Days ago
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• Evening folks 👋 Hope you’ve had a good Monday and have kept safe from Ophelia. Yesterday we headed out to the seaside and this lovely little spot. Reminded me of the area around my childhood home, and.... b r e a t h 😌 swisbest

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