Out on the Lark

Spontaneity sometimes brings great rewards. What was a late decision to have a weekend away in June last year, evolved into a magical experience that will live long in the memory and the idyllic location we found will no doubt become a base for further adventures to come. It wasn’t until…

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And then the hobbies came

There is no getting away from it. If you want to be up before the birds in the spring, there is no getting up at all. For my particular body clock, the best strategy is to stay up through the night and do your best to catch up on sleep…

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Wind, waves and wetlands: images

A collection of images from my trip to Minsmere in Suffolk last weekend. For more on the trip, see Wind, waves and wetlands: sounds. Westleton Heath, Suffolk False Chanterelle Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca Looking across the reed-beds towards Sizewell B NP station Orange Sea Lichen Caloplaca marina Black-tailed Godwit Teal and Shovelers lifting from…

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Wind, waves and wetlands: sounds

Saturday morning I jumped onto the tarmac ribbon that winds across Essex and on towards the Suffolk coast, a desire to breathe salty air and escape civilisation for an afternoon pushing me onward. After the two hour drive and  a quick exploration of Westerton Heath where a broken sun played…

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