Happy New Year! On the face of it, 2023 was an uneventful year, and it seemed to pass in record time. But a review of Flickr and YouTube reminds me just how much I was lucky enough to see. In my unguided, directionless quest to tour relics of Empire and conflict, I visited Gibraltar, Shetland, Orkney, Suffolk, Kent, Cornwall, Wales and north Scotland. Here are just some of those highlights.