Tag Archives: Barnstaple

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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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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Castle Mound by the Library: urban landscape

It stands proud and defiant, after nearly a thousand years – outside the public library on the flat expanse of  green grass known as Castle Green. Apart from the library – a handsome brick building very much in keeping with the character of the town, it … Continue reading

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Dappled Labyrinth

This was a workshop and labyrinth to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a large area around the Taw-Torridge Estuary dedicated to living and working in harmony with nature. Here’s a preliminary newspaper feature about what I … Continue reading

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Sky Stones

Now I have a filthy cold. Can’t understand it. With Christmas looming on the horizon and nothing done, and a piece of work to make for early January- not to mention numerous other deadlines – here I am, flopping about the house … Continue reading

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