Scotland Day 2: Three Forth Bridges
Our first day in Scotland kicks off with pictures of the three Forth bridges from the north and the south shores, with a brief stop in Queensferry and a visit to a very good cafe.
Scotland Day 1: A 481-mile Drive
Day 1: Essentially a 9-hour drive from Newton Abbot to Rosyth, a small town with no pubs and nowhere to get hot food. Or so it would seem.
Demolition: Man-made & Nature
Nature brought down the great tree in Courtenay Park but it was the ingenuity of man that demolished houses and shops opposite the bus station.
Birds in a Barbed Bush
I went to war with this mahonia once, and I think I won. I suffered injuries but at least my car suffered scratches no more. Birds live in it, which presents a mystery: why would they do such an apparently reckless thing? It would be like me seeking comfort in a barbed wire dressing gown.
Unhinged in time
I exist in two time zones at once. Apparently. Am I some kind of weird quantum entity? Only my cappuccino knows…
The Passing of Fog
Can we ever know the moment when fog ceases to be fog? Of course not. Fog is a bit like life in that respect.
Homes to Survive In
The weather I am experiencing in south west England is thankfully considerably more comfortable than is being experienced in parts of the north west seaboard of North America. We knew 25 years ago – and indeed earlier – that dramatic events like this would occur more frequently and more frighteningly right through the 21st century.…
Enjoying a Morning Coffee
An otherwise dull and tepid day can be brightened, albeit momentarily, by something special, in this case the simple pleasure of an excellent cappuccino.