Needles and Pins

I can't recall whether it was on University Challenge or some less august programme, but I recently heard the following question asked: Where in the world will you find the most Egyptian obelisks outside of Egypt? The answer came to me immediately (and not entirely because I've been playing Assassin's Creed Origins of late), but because I've … Continue reading Needles and Pins


Digging in the Dirt

For the last couple of days or so, the fishing boats in Whitburn's small lagoon have been dwarfed by a larger, slightly unconventional shape in the middle distance.  This is the Trinity House Vessel Galatea, whose profile is the result of a raised deck in the bow which serves a helipad, and a lowered deck … Continue reading Digging in the Dirt