Owl-stretching Time: Unst, Shetland, 4th-30th April 2019

Back on Unst in early April, with biting cold north-easterlies. I stood at Haroldswick beach on my first day back home and reflected that this was as cold as I had been all winter. It’s still good to be home, and with an easterly element to the wind, there was a scatter of migrants, including … Continue reading Owl-stretching Time: Unst, Shetland, 4th-30th April 2019

Another Political Interlude: How Many Days Have We Left to Save the World?

With the main blog lagging (77 days behind at the moment), it is difficult to be current, but two things that happened in the rest of the world yesterday (15th April) made me think and made me write. I began with a Facebook post that became the closest thing to going viral I've ever posted, … Continue reading Another Political Interlude: How Many Days Have We Left to Save the World?

The Long and Winding Road Home: Bristol to Aberdeen, 17th March to 3rd April 2019

A lot of my thoughts as I returned to the UK went into Political Interlude posts while I was catching up with the cruise posts. We meandered back to Aberdeen via Grandsons Murray and Finlay in south London, my brothers in Liverpool, grandsons Kieran and Brydon in Edinburgh and grandson Kyle in Inverness. Blackthorn in … Continue reading The Long and Winding Road Home: Bristol to Aberdeen, 17th March to 3rd April 2019