Dolphins, Pembrokeshire coast

Dolphins | Pembrokeshire Coast

The Blogwords from wild places

WHY REAL CAMPERVANNING IS DEAD

‘No overnight parking’. ‘Campervans prohibited’. ‘No camping or caravanning’. Anyone who spends much time in a campervan will be familiar with signs like this, which are popping up with increasing regularity around the country. Local authorities from Caithness to...

JELLY BRAINED IDIOTS

When did the people of Britain become such a bunch of timorous little mice? A couple of days of strong winds and relatively light snowfall in SE England and the media act as if Armageddon is upon us (UK weather: Storm Darcy to bring more snowfall and gale-force winds...

HARD WORK

So, our Brexiteer chums will be pleased to know that their actions have not only made travel in Europe considerably more difficult than it once was, but they have also helped reveal the origins of said word, which predictably enough come from that home of the devil,...

STAYING POSITIVE

When I started working as a journalist in a previous century one of the most useful pieces of advice I was given was 'Anyone can write negative copy'. In other words, it's easy to criticise, less so to be positive. Now since I'm universally regarded as a miserable git...

Welcome to the ‘old normal’

PHOTO DETAILS Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) captured above Verbier earlier this week by Melody Sky I'm currently spending a few days in Verbier, Switzerland as a guest of top photographer Melody Sky (http://www.melodyskyphotography.com/) and learning how not to fall off...

Enough is Enough

Enough is enough. Regard this as the launch of the Anti-Lycra League, a (thus far) one-man campaign against the tyranny of Lycra. For who needs this devil’s fabric? Not me, that’s for sure – and, I suspect, not the vast majority of recreational cyclists, on whom it...

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