Will & Chloe

Charity Swim

Both just completed the CLIC Sargent charity swim on choppy sea.

St Leonards after Storm Angus

Storm Angus

Storm Angus batters the South Coast Last night I stood on the seafront leaning hard into the wind. It was foolhardy, an amber weather warning was in force. The sea was pitch black and I was leaning, almost falling into a windy abyss. The wind roared about my head in …

Will, Marina Court

10 mile swim

Will is training for an epic 10 mile swim from the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse back to St Leonards. The swim is to help raise money for Sea View Project A MASSIVE thanks to Calypso Kayaks (@calypsokayak) for generously lending Ben and I a kayak to document the training today. Weather permitting, the big swim …

talk. Photo by Nathan Jones

Next Generation

Bleak day in East Sussex. These two sat on a dank bench in deep conversation. I didn’t want to intrude, but I wanted to record the absurdity. For all the cosy cafés nearby, choosing to sit out in the damp sea air staring at the nothing. The older lady was …

Girl freewheeling on a chopper on the coastal path to Bexhill

Bike to Bexhill

She said, “You must do the ride to Bexhill; Giant Sea Cabbages, Colossal Daisies. Kingdom of Beach Huts and Overgrown Cliffs.” It was an intriguing introduction. The ride does not disappoint. It is perfectly magical. You come off the normal path onto dusty gravel, which then turns into a kind …

Charlie, the Ancient Mariner on the CalMac ferry from Mull

Charlie

Charlie, the Ancient Mariner. Wanders the streets of Oban mumbling in tongues. He was on the CalMac ferry back from Mull. Everyone shifted subtly away from him and I sat listening to his words cupping a hot chocolate. The only thing I could understand was” “I come from Iona”. I …

Eileen Musdile at sunset

Eilean Musdile

There’s a few lovely little nuggets related to this picture and area. The Lismore lighthouse itself was built by Robert Stevenson (Grandfather to Robert Louis Stevenson) in 1833. The lighthouse island is called Eilean Musdile. It’s actually two islands and there is a handsome bridge joining them. The bridge has …