Tag Archives: beach and coast

Fleeting Impressions: Knowing my Place

Over the last month or so, I have been making little explorations around my home ground. Not going very far afield. 6.7.18 BUCKS VALLEY WOODS – hoverflies After the long, dry, sunny summer: flowers, birds, butterflies, verdant greenery – I … 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: we love it here

 video still – Linda Gordon Last weekend we revisited the natural unspoilt beauty of the Heddon Valley at Heddon’s Mouth, Exmoor. Fabulous spring weather in this steep wooded valley, with the continual sound of birdsong and rushing water from the fast-moving stream.  At the … Continue reading

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Fallen Giant

I left soon after 9 to walk to the estuary. After several stormy days and nights, I had caught a glimpse of the sun, calling me out. Water was running fast down the steep track, washing away mud, exposing stones … Continue reading

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low tide

Early in April we visited Fremington Quay near Barnstaple. Fremington used to be a thriving port and was the home of the famous Fishley Pottery. The geology here is amazing, with many coloured earth pigments in layers on the cliff … Continue reading

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Sand Drawings

Time and tide have erased all trace of our activity on Northam Burrows. All that remains are some lovely memories.   http://www.essentialnature.org.uk ArtWalking in North Devon

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Content with Silence

A tidal spiral earthwork that I made a few years ago, at the Skern, just at the tip of Northam Burrows, by Appledore. It is still there, now draped with a thick curtain of luscious green seaweed:  covered and uncovered every single … Continue reading

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breathtaking, moving, memorable

The walk on June 12 was Linda’s first walk but felt like she had been doing it for months and years. It was an extraordinarily beautiful day – brilliant sunshine and a stiff northerly breeze that kept us all awake … Continue reading

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Labyrinth Pics

Here are some photos from Sunday’s beach labyrinth. I have run out of time trying to join two photos together to get the whole piece in – but  you will get the general idea. It didn’t quite go as I had … Continue reading

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