What have the Romans ever done for us? Given us the Latin ‘adventurus’; meaning ‘about to happen’, from advenire ‘arrive’. That’s what.

The ‘Adventure’ part of the ‘DragonDrop Adventures’ moniker, was spawned from “Watchcam Adventures”. Now defunct, but once the world’s leading forum on all things watch camera. Now-a-days, the ‘Adventure’ category is the flag bearer for new, unusual, exciting or daring experiences.

Conor at CERN

Conor at CERN

Conor at the door to The Large Hadron Collider, CERN, Geneva March 2011 Man of science, good friend of DragonDrop Conor visited CERN and took a DragonDrop Adventure T with him. This is him stood outside the door to The Large Hadron Collider (LHC). That blue box in the background is THE Iris scanner that inspired Dan Brown in his book… Read more →

Felix and a view

Felix and a view, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. We went on a walk up to Beamsley Beacon yesterday. Windy, but nice. It’s got the the time of year when we can officially come out of hibernation. There IS enough hours in the day to go off and do an activity and not have to worry about getting caught out in… Read more →

New Adventure Shirt Shot

2010 was quite a ‘slow’ year on the DragonDrop Adventure Shirt shot submissions front – hoping to get some more soon –  3 VERY exciting early 2011 planned adventures have recently been brought to my attention though. New T-Shirts, currently being dispatched accordingly. If you’ve got an adventure planned – let me know – you may be eligible for a free T-Shirt!… Read more →

Happy New Year

Just a quick post for now – what a stunning new year! ended up getting a last minute cottage and sharing some quality time with some quality friends. Photos and write up to follow. Been either flat out or off the grid since new years. Got more business to follow for the next few days. Chucked a few photos up… Read more →

Commuting sometimes sucks

My standard (condensed) commute. Yesterday was different. Yesterday was perhaps the worst commute I’ve experienced in a long time. An adventure of sorts, but certainly not an enjoyable one. My often beautiful drive across The Yorkshire Dales from Harrogate to Earby, was mired with multiple instances of horridness. Horizontal rain denied any natural beauty to make its way through my… Read more →

West Mersea

West Mersea

Stunning day today. The weather was amazing. We headed for the an island called Mersia – because I’d read about “The Oyster Bar” there.  We arrived a short while before it opened so decided to go for a walk along the beach. A very picturesque beach on a day like today – hundreds of little beach huts. – all painted a different… Read more →

Harrogate to Rawtenstall to Tiptree

Harrogate to Rawtenstall to Tiptree

Jaygo eats a well needed snag sarney after his night on a train.. Felix’s birthday today and we’ve set off on an adventure. Quite unorthodox for me to display a non birthdayee on a birthday blog – but we were up and out before the usual prezzies in bed tradition this morning. After Felix’s close buddies came over for a ‘sleep’… Read more →


Harrogate, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. We were lucky enough to be allowed up “Harlow Hill Tower” the other day, a purpose built astronomical observatory. It’s Harrogate’s highest point – 700ft above sea level and it boast incredible views in all directions – up Nidderdale in one direction and The Vale of York with York Minster visible on a good day,… Read more →