Challenging Habitat Blog

Outdoor Daily III

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.

Outdoor Daily III

One of the few benefits of working part-time from home during lockdown is the ability to arrange my working hours around the weather and tide. Within reason, of course. So today, just before 9 am, I carried my… Read More

Outdoor Daily III

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 on the water… Read More

Outdoor Daily II

Even on a grey November morning being on the water is wonderfully good for my soul. The last mist is lifting over the still water and faint song of birds is all around. Leaves have changed colour and… Read More

Outdoor Daily

My first morning paddle in two weeks is a real treat. Starting in mist, slowly the warmth of the sun is revealing more of the river. A wonderful, tanquil start to my day.

Outdoor Daily

I could have been the tropics, well, almost! The river Yealm estuary is not 5000 miles away, but it features turquoise waters. My first paddle boarding venture out of my local river, the very muddy Tamar, since lockdown… Read More

Outdoor Daily

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 the water mingle… Read More

Outdoor Daily

A day after the full flower moon, I use the high spring tide to explore the areas of the estuary that are mostly exposed and rarely flooded. Salt marsh and reeds, ducks and geese, drift wood and the… Read More