Stepping away from the heat generated by my last post and into the cold of a wintry Yorkshire, I returned to the town of Whitby in the hope of shooting a beautiful sunrise over the headland where the Abbey ruins are silhouetted. At this time of year the alignment means that from just out at … Continue reading On A Cold & Frosty Morning
After leaving Wells I made my way to the south coast and entered Sussex, passing Stonehenge along the way. It may puzzle you that I didn't stop there, but I've visited before and the crowds and traffic do nothing to encourage me to return. And so I made my way to another iconic location, one … Continue reading The Last Resort
Perhaps I was suffering from a degree of geographic confusion arising from the sea being to my west rather than my beloved east coast, though more likely it was the mental clouding arising from having been made redundant from my training job less than an hour previously, but in either event my usual sense of … Continue reading Dark Times
Is it time for another lighthouse? Flamborough Head's position protruding into the North Sea makes it a natural location for providing guidance to passing shipping and transmitting messages along the coast, so the site may have been in use this way for nearly 2000 years. Some masonry that could have been part of a Roman … Continue reading Getting Noticed
There are peninsulas and there are peninsulas. The narrowness of the fragile spit that links Spurn Head to the mainland means it is easy to stand with water visible on either side of you. Proceed south and the Head itself is more substantial, but climb to one of the highpoints and you now have a … Continue reading As far as the eye can. Sea.
On my numerous journeys up and down the M6 motorway over the years, I've long been intrigued by an elegant domed structure that looks down from a hilltop in the city of Lancaster. What's more I've never been to the city that spawned the House of Lancaster, one of the protagonists of the Wars of the … Continue reading Hinterland
Reflecting on my recent comment about the frequency of lighthouse appearances this year, I've decided to embrace the possibilities and seek out the structures when I'm out and about on my travels. This time though there was very little travelling involved. My adoptive father was born in a town that whose beaches have appeared here … Continue reading With the Flow