Category Archives: weather

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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Flying Time

I kept my camera firmly in my bag, for it was raining by the River Taw at Barnstaple – or rather it was the sort of fine mist that you barely felt, but soaked you through in no time at … Continue reading

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The Power of the Rose

  I carefully checked the weather forecast last night to see how I could work outside – it looked terrible: pictures of black clouds and heavily outlined raindrops all over the place. So today I have been trying to adjust … Continue reading

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Bickleton Wood: A breath of fresh air

Yesterday, to Bickleton Wood – a clear crisp day after a lot of dull very cold weather. It was sunny, with just a slight sharp breeze under the trees. I walked into the stillness. Gradually the noise of ‘civilisation’ in … Continue reading

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Still January…

I take back all those remarks about unseasonable weather.  Here is the view across the estuary from my top window, here in Northam, North Devon: taken on 18th Jan. I am so fortunate to live in such beauty. ________________________________________________________________ And … Continue reading

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A November Walk in the Woods

Paula, Jann and I walked in Chapel Wood, near Braunton: an area of ancient woodland densely covering a steep rounded hill. You reach it by crossing a field a little way off the A361. I was glad of the opportunity … Continue reading

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LOFAR is a low frequency radio telescope array based in various parts of Europe, mainly in the Netherlands. It consists of many thousands of small sensors (rather than a few large dishes), enabling scientists to survey wide areas of the … Continue reading

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Going with the Flow: Indigo Skies

The weather forecast had been terrible and with great reluctance I had to cancel the walking art workshop. Walking in the rain and wind – that’s ok and can be fun and exhilarating – but the creative activities I had … Continue reading

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Westward Ho!

Friday night at the holiday town of Westward Ho! North Devon. Stopped off to look at the sea on way to pub. Intrepid Gillie scans the horizon. Essential Nature: ArtWalking in North Devon Find out about these art walks at … Continue reading

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