I am fascinated by the eery beauty of the shore’s reflections in the mirror of the water. Horizontal symmetry. Rocks and branches disappear into the image. And I see different things every time.
Living by the banks of the Tamar estuary is a privilege I am immensely grateful for. During lockdown, while working part-time from home, it allows me to nip out and spend an hour or two […]
Every cityscape is enhanced when viewed through the rigging of a tall ship. OK, perhaps that’s only so these days when we’re aboard voluntarily! Plenty of people turned out to see Pelican of London arrive […]
Back on Dartmoor! The expanse of valleys and tors, a distant glimmer of the sea. What a treat! An ancient stand of oak amidst boulders, moss and lichen. The call of a cockoo. Swathes, no, […]
A tranquil morning paddle is a perfect start to my day. All is quiet, a heron changes perch from Cornwall to the Devon bank of the Tamar. Fish disturb the surface and their ripples on […]
Would you encourage your children onto a playground you know is heavily contaminated with arsenic? Most probably not! But the public is encouraged to use the heavily arsenic contaminated grounds of Devon Great Consols mine […]
Let me take you to an excursion to the origin of this blog: I started writing about my thoughts on mining and its legacy in the UK and beyond. I wrote about the soils contaminated […]
It is such a gift being able to enjoy a tranquil paddle in the early morning. It is balance on the board and balance for the mind. The sound of nature. Reflections of clouds on […]
Social isolation at its best! A tranquil paddle before breakfast rewards me with experiencing the moment, hearing the birdsong, seeing beauty, feeling the water beneath the board, balancing, an empty mind – clarity.
In 2008, the Environment Agency wrote “Abandoned mines are one of the most significant pollution threats in Britain” (EA, 2008). This pollution threat to fresh, ground and coastal waters arises from thousands of discharges of mine waters […]