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Newcastle Christmas

I have a fascination with trying to look at things in their historical and geographic perspective. Newcastle is my hometown and there is always something special about coming home. Especially for a Newcastle Christmas when history, families, and shopping mingle together. “True the free fresh moors, the fairy nooks and anglers haunts, the waterfalls and sparkling …

Unknown Wreck

  Running ribbons of rust and gold, Lilting waves on failing larch, Planks scoured clean of tar and okum, Open now to hold and foc’sle. Etched with barnacles, Below your waterline has fallen foul, Settled on the silted shore, Sifting currents not considered, Your bilges burning in the dark. And sacrifice no longer needed to …

An Old Ring Net Fishing Boat

It was such an exciting time, nine years ago at the beginning of what has become the Shemaron ring net fishing boat project. The long hours spent driving to Kintyre where we kept our boat were exciting. Driving so many miles was challenging however the scenery was breathtaking. Consequently the long hours on the road were continually engaging. …

On the Road with Tolkien and C S Lewis.

Map West of Middle Earth -Tolkien Third Age. My last travel post was The Beautiful Glen Croe on the road traveling westward towards Lochgilphead. The point on our journey where everything seems to change. One  time when we travelled along this road we came down into the valley and everything changed from green to white. We were listening to …

Watching Dramatic Seas With A Really High Tide At Howick Northumberland

We went up to Howick bay on the Northumberland coast last weekend to watch the high tide. We (my husband and I) enjoy the “long walk” that leads down to the sea on the Howick estate. I thought it would be interesting to compare an account of the same walk that I posted in a different blog …
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