Steve W.

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (90 of 123)
Location: Glasgow


Top Reviewer Ranking: 226,807 - Total Helpful Votes: 90 of 123
Savvies SC50 CrystalClear Screen Protector for Oly&hellip by Savvies
I found this screen protector to be poor. It's the right shape but fractionally too large for the Olympus SZ-10, which leaves a slight overhang around the edge. As a result, this overhang catches when you (eg) pull the camera out of its case. Also, it doesn't seem as adhesive as other screen protectors I have used. The inevitable consequence of these failings was that it fell off after a few days and was thrown away.
Snakes of the World (All Colour Paperbacks) by John Stidworthy
I cannot believe that I'm the first to review this book. I guess this paperback came into my possession about 40 years ago. I think it was a gift (from a neighbour?). I still have it, although it's seen better days. My name is written inside the front cover - but the handwriting is my father's! I must have read this book 20 times as a child. Recently (i.e., nearly 40 years later), a guy on the BBC's "Mastermind" did "Venomous snakes" as a specialist subject; sitting at home, I beat him EASILY - thanks to my reading as a < 10 year old. Since reading this book, I have never been for a walk in the countryside anywhere in the world without keeping an eye out for snakes. 2011 has actually… Read more
Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya by Philip Freakley
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate descriptions, 2 Oct 2011
Just used this book for a three-day exploration of the beautiful, but rather neglected, "Els Ports" Natural Park near Tortosa in Catalonia, Spain. Unusually for guidebooks of this type, I found the descriptions of the two walks I did to be very accurate and, hence, extremely useful. Perhaps that's because it's just a bit more up to date than other Cicerone guides I have used.

As a location for a walking trip: the paths were all good, the scenery stunning, the wildlife excellent; but the villages are low (~400 m) and outside the main Park, the heat (in late September) intense between noon and 4 pm, the buses infrequent, and hence the walks very long and energy-sapping. But I've… Read more

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