Another day of calm weather, no wind and no waves…perfect conditions to watch dolphins in the distance and close by. What grace and beauty and how exhilarating to watch!
The English Channel is without a breeze today and although that’s no good for sailing, it is excellent for spotting dolphins. We’ve seen many pods today, traveling up or down Channel, some playful, others cruising. […]
As we are passing Devil’s Point on our own boat Little Charly this morning, we see the Pelican of London winding its way out of Plymouth Sound. Light winds mean little chance for much sailing, […]
The Darwin 200 project of ocean science and conservation has arrived in Sutton Harbour, Plymouth. While sail trainees maintain the rigging, science students analyse nutrients in samples taken earlier. Wander by to talk to the […]
I’ve been away for a week and returned to my newly established wildlife pond in anticipation of change. Before I left, the water was a green ‘soup’ rich in suspended algae, which received plenty of […]
A few days ago I shared my excitement about my involvement with the organisation Darwin 200 and the UK launch of its Ocean Science and Conservation programme [LINK]. The tall ship Pelican of London has […]
Exactly four months of lockdown in the UK and with restrictions easing more and more, many of us are ready to venture out and take off. I take this as an occasion to suspend my […]
Dartmoor at its best: bright sunshine, clear light of that special quality, a gentle warm wind… Perfect for a good hike with a friend!
The sea! Whether we swim, paddle, snorkel, sail, dive… we’re only scratching the surface of the biggest ecosystem on the planet. And yet – it adds so much to our lives! I wouldn’t want to […]
The shore at low tide and everywhere is life. Barnacles on limpets on oysters on rocks.