Diggers World is the official home of the archaeologist formerly known as Digger, Mike, Lukie, Port, Rasbutin, River, Popeye, Glenn, five times a night, Dad, Guru, Swimpy, Mum, Marje, Sandy, Durdle etc…

Whats it all about then?

Diggers World is a collection of images of Digger (thats Mike to some of you) and friends as they undertake the tortures of life in the 21st Century.

What’s new (ish)?



The main topics are:


Swim the Door:

Durdle Door is a sea arch near Lulworth, Dorset. Its one of those iconic landscape features and, even better, you can swim through it. Some people do this once a year. Some people do it more often!!


Wild Swimming:

Want to know more about “Wild Swimming” (that’s rivers AND lakes, not naked swimming)? Now’s your chance with pages dedicated to “The Bare Necessities“, “New Swim Spots” , “Swimming with history” and, of course, the “Ultimate Wild Swimming Gazetteer” (divided into England, Wales, Scotland and the rest of the world).



Auto-timer top tips, Auto-timer awards (year by year) and of course “Everything you wanted to ask about self-photography (apparently known as selfies to some), but were afraid to ask”



The Important Things in Life:

A misc collection of things that are well, important to me and maybe even some others?Womble drinking (IMG_00681) A

Dance “tips”, Glenn Miller, Festivals, Mark “the priest”, Wombles etc




Chile (2015), Argentina (2015), Hadrians Wall (2014), Spain (2013), Scillies and Canaries (2012), Lebanon & Syria (well timed visit in 2009), annual Scottish holidays ( 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011) and the all important A-Z of countries visited by a coward of air transport


Weekend Breaks:

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 & 2009



Note 1We wish to stress that there is no sponsorship of this page, however, if anybody wants to send Streaky Strips, Twiglets, Wombles (especially the one that is battery powered and nods his head while singing the “Remember You’re A Womble”), or any Glenn Miller merchandise, thats up to them.

Note 2You will not see any flash graphics, or nudity (thank God), or even too much wit on this web site. If you have come to this site expecting these things PLEASE LEAVE NOW – it’s merely a collection of photos.

Recent Blog Posts

Here is a list of my most recent blog posts.

  • Back from Swim the Dor (dogne) - Sep 11th, 2016
    Back from this years Swim the Door and will be uploading photos over the next week.
  • More weekend breaks photos uploaded - Aug 14th, 2016
    I’ve uploaded a few more photos from “weekend breaks” in the Peaks, Staffordshire and Wickham Festival
  • Swim the Door 2016: photos uploaded - Jun 18th, 2016
    I’ve just uploaded what photos I can in-between non-stop footy on the TV. Some are taken by me, but many by others (Heidi, Mark, Sandra & Rebecca to name just a few- too complicated to acknowledge each photo but thanks for sending them to me)
  • Back from Swim the Door - Jun 16th, 2016
    We were counted out and counted back in so I can confirm we all survived Swim the Door this year.   Photos to be uploaded soon (ish)
  • See you at The Door - Jun 9th, 2016
    I’ve left for The Door now and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there from Friday evening.