Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

My son and his friend are doing a project about life in the ‘dark’ woods, so they wanted to come up to Dartmoor’s Ferworthy Reservoir as they remembered there being some good ‘Dark Woods’ there. After a walk on the moors,​ we were to be...
‘Sketching at the RAMM’

‘Sketching at the RAMM’

My son and I have come to Exeter’s marvellous RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum – which is free! Though, of course, we did give a donation. Which seems only reasonable). With the intention​ of sketching some of the exhibits. As he would like some practice...
‘A Scilly way of life’

‘A Scilly way of life’

Watercolour sketch of Round Island with its lighthouse from Plumb Island, a tidal island attached to St Martins. A4 Stepped off the Scillionan back onto St Mary’s – it’s just such a special place, you seem to immediately slip back into a Scillies way...
‘Wayland’s Smithy’

‘Wayland’s Smithy’

Continuing J & my stroll around the Berkshire Downs we have just dropped off the Ridgeway and find Wayland’s Smithy. A long barrow with four large sarsen stones at the entrance. The name Wayland being a Saxon Smith God. According to legend, a rider whose...
‘Uffington White Horse’

‘Uffington White Horse’

J & I have been out for a walk around the Berkshire Downs, we have arrived at the fantastic Uffington White Horse. What a beautiful piece of stylised design from whatever period it is. Up close as we are, you get much more abstract forms as it is obviously...
‘Nick’s Orkneyinga Saga’

‘Nick’s Orkneyinga Saga’

After a choppy crossing from Aberdeen, we arrived on Orkney. Pitched the tent on the exposed Point of Ness campsite and made some soup. As there appeared to be no chip shop – we were wrong about this, but it was closed anyway! This morning we have been exploring...

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