About me

About Craig Strachan…

The important stuff


View the world through a lens, and create a visual diary of your experience. I am passionate about photography, and am seldom seeing without a camera in my hand.


I started my blog in 2005, and over the years it has grown into an online photo-journal of my life and experiences. You will get a glimpse of myself, my experiences, and my travel. I am a WordPress fanatic, and love to use that amazing platform.


I have been an active member of Toastmasters for over 10 years, and I believe that everybody should have a voice.


I have been programming since 1984, and have programmed in most languages. I work as an IT and web consultant.

Photo references:

These are just a few places that have featured my pictures.


Contact me

The legal stuff

Please comment

I don’t delete comments unless they are obviously spam, are off-topic, are hate speech or use unnecessary bad language. This is my blog, and I would like you to respect it. But I love feedback and discussion, so please engage in discussion with me. If I offend you, you always have the right of reply; I will respect your viewpoint.

This is my work

Everything here is my work. You may share, copy, distribute and transmit it, provided that you attribute me as the author,  you let me know, you don’t make any money out of it (or the site hosting my pictures), and you link it back to me! I am open to commercial opportunities, so please ask. Basically I love to see my photos on other websites, but I like to receive the credit! Unless otherwise stated (or obviously public-domain), all content is my own work, and I will credit other sources where applicable. Please check here for fair usage of my photos, code of ethics and advertising policy.

I will tell the truth

I will disclose anything people might consider a conflict of interest, always tell the truth, and be accurate and fair. I will not misrepresented or use content out of context. I will not grant special favours to advertisers, or to anybody sending me promotional material. But you are welcome to send me your stuff, and I may write about it. But I will write what I think!


So I am not perfect, you may find an error or two. If you find an error or inaccuracy, please let me know and I will correct it


I take your privacy very seriously, and will do my best to respect it. I use a double opt-in policy for my email newsletter (hosted by Mailchimp), and you may unsubscribe at any time. I will not share your email address with any other organizations or individuals unless I am required to by law, and I will keep your email address completely confidential, and use it only for the purpose that you intended. This complies to both the USA CAN SPAM laws. and the South Africa section 45(4) laws.

And finally

I am not a professional journalist, nor a professional photographer. This blog is my personal viewpoint, and should be read as such, so if you do anything as a result of reading this blog, that is your own responsibility and is done at your own risk. I absolve myself from any responsible whatsoever for any actions resulting on this blog being read.

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11 Responses to About me

  • Hi Craig,

    ‘Fish Hoek’ caught my attention (From Linkedin) – as we still own a house back in SA …. in Fish Hoek to be exact! You are very organised. Well done.

    Regards, Dianne.

  • Hi Dianne

    Good to hear from you – hope that the pic makes you want to come back :-)


  • I enjoyed your comment “Life is all about conversation”… too true. I see it slightly differently, but in the same vain. Fulfillment in life is all about relationships, not our achievements. It’s just a pity that in our humanistic and materialistic culture, people just don’t see this.

  • Thanks Nikki,

    Yes it is about what impact you have on others. It is not about your job, your title or the car you drive.

  • Hi Craig

    My boy and I were looking at the photo’s and to show him what a nice website looks like. I guess I am trying to motivate him into web design.

    So while going through the fotos, it really brought back amazing memories, and of what my old life was like. I really miss it, yet a new life I must make, and make the most of it. Here – TM sucks – simle as that. but I might still be able to slowly get into it.

    All the best for you and the family. Hope Eckles gets better soon – not too sure what happened there yet.

    Pass my regards to all.

    Keep well

  • Thanks Richard, Cape Town is a little quieter without you. Glad you have good memories and hope to see you back soon.

  • Hi Craig, I tried to look at your family tree but it was tiny – I couldn’t read it. Are you related to Transkei Strachans at all?

  • Hi Joy

    The family tree should allow you to zoom and out. However, there is a large Strachan clan in KZN which are not related to our branch (as least not that we know of). I suspect that any Strachan’s in the Translei would be part of them.


  • Ahh, the joys of Microsoft. The zooming only works in IE – something I will address.

  • Craig, thank you for continuing to share your journey in life. I enjoy seeing places through your “eyes”. Your blog has taking me to some beautiful places that I would not have the opportunity to see any other way. Your friend and fan from the USA.

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