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. The latter is known as Swim the Door (or its well known acronym STD). Some people do this once a year at a gathering in June. Some people do it more than once a year! Some people go abroad to do it although that’s technically STDA!!



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




Spain (2017), Croatia (2015, 2016), France (2015, 2016), Chile (2015), Argentina (2015), Hadrians Wall (2014), Spain (2013), Scillies and Canaries (2012), Lebanon & Syria (well timed visit in 2009), annual Scottish holidays ( 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011). And the all important A-Z of all countries visited somehow by a coward of air transport.


Weekend Breaks:

2018, 2017,2016, 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.

  • Wild swimming gazetteer - Oct 14th, 2017
    I’ve done a bit or re-organisation of the Gazetteer as it was getting a bit out of control and difficult to update. Scottish, Welsh and Other Countries swims have now been transferred to individual pages for broad geographical areas.
  • Swim the Door Espanol photos added to Holiday and New Swims - Sep 9th, 2017
    I’ve uploaded photos from the excellent STD Espanol holiday to my holiday and new swim pages.
  • Lakes trip added to Weekend Breaks - Jul 29th, 2017
    Just added a few photos from a weekend in the Lakes.
  • Back from a holiday in Ard(NAM)Murchan - Jul 14th, 2017
    Photos have just been updated from my holiday in Ardnammurchan. Will updates New Swims soon.
  • Swim The Door- counting down the days - Jun 4th, 2017
    Just a few days to Swim the Door 2017 and thank goodness the weather is changing. We don’t want the sea water to be too warm as it might spoil the fun!! I’ve added a vague itinerary and am looking forward to seeing you all there.