Category Archives: beach and coast

Artist’s Diary: just another day by the estuary

  I had parked myself in one of the places along this stretch of the River Torridge, where, years ago,  boats were scrapped and stripped, and left to disintegrate. I was planning to make some ephemeral work here, relating to … Continue reading

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Essential Nature Walk along the Taw estuary at Fremington Quay

A quiet and peaceful morning walking in congenial company. It is hard to believe that just a generation or two back,  Fremington Quay was the busiest port between Bristol and Land’s End, largely importing coal and exporting ball clay. Not … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Little Views

For this artist’s residency, having no specific outcome required of me, I was able to respond and explore the Cabin and its surroundings in depth – recording my findings with written notes, quick sketches, photographs  and some small, short-lived  land … Continue reading

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Heddon’s Mouth: walking in pensive mood

An Essential Nature walk along Heddon Valley from the Hunter’s Inn to the coast and back. We arrived in that dense fine sort of rain that soaks right through you and feels like being in a cloud. It was a … Continue reading

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Low Tide: Light Footprint

Warm sun through a soft haze pervading the whole area. No wind. A man in a parked car playing the clarinet. As I walk towards the beach, crossing the grassy field of rabbit and sheep droppings and hoof prints I … Continue reading

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A Relaxing Summer’s Morning at the Burrows

When I arrived, this morning, which was not that early, it was already hot. Not many people, just a few families with their gaily coloured beach umbrellas and screens… everyone happily engaged relaxing, strolling, doing their own thing, a few … Continue reading

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Time and Tide

Cley next the Sea is a village which hundreds of years ago was a bustling port by the North Sea along Britain’s North Norfolk coast. Over history, there has been a process of silting up, causing this medieval port to … Continue reading

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Little White Houses

It must be around two months now since we were at Baggy Point, and we have been experiencing seemingly endless rainstorms and widespread flooding ever since. Northam Burrows is extensively flooded and looks pretty exciting from my top floor window. … Continue reading

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Seachange: A Brief North Devon Roadtrip

January 31, 2014. The last day of (apparently) the wettest January in UK since records began. Waking up to yet another day of grey skies and rain, yet another day of being unable to walk and work outside – I … Continue reading

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Essential Nature at Bucks Mills

A group of us had a great time exploring Chapel Wood last month whilst Linda was away. Today we arrived at Bucks Mills – a small secluded village further along the rugged North Devon coastline, and surrounded by dense woodland. … Continue reading

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