'Sketching Blog +'
Back in England and a little south of where we were yesterday, down the coast at the magnificent Bamburgh Castle. Looking very strong and defensible - (though in 1463 the castle was surrendered to Warwick 'The King Maker' when he arrived with some canons.)...read more
We are on holiday in and around the Borders staying in Scotland, but have come back into England to Northumberia's Holy Island - Lindisfarne. Crossing the causeway at about 9.30am. It being school holidays and a lovely sunny day, lots of other people are...read more
We all had a pleasant cycle up the western side of the Exe Estuary, stopping at Turf Lock to have our lunch. Turf Hotel was pretty busy, but we sat right at the end to have a little more peace and quiet (Bah - Humbug 🙂 This also enabled us to watch the...read more
Staying with Mum & Dad at the beautiful Cornish Cove - Portmellon, enjoying snorkeling, kayaking and explouring. (We set off for Mevagissey to try and find all the places mentioned in Susan Cooper's 'Over Sea, Under Stone' book, which changes the name...read more
Saturday found me in the beautiful village of Beer running a Sketching Workshop for the Otter Vale Art Society. A Group I know well and it’s just like meeting up with friends to do some sketching, on a hot summers day by the sea, finishing in ‘The Dolphin’...read more
Sketching in the wonderfully shaggy Wistman's Wood on Dartmoor, which is beloved of our young lad. The wood is a strange eerie place with it's twisted little oak trees, all bedecked with hanging moss' and lichens. The trees grow over a valley side which is...read more