Monthly Archives: October 2020

Return to Dinefwr

With just hours to go before we in Wales are stuck at home again, and eight months since the last time my volunteer job with the National Trust allowed me into the steep oak-clad valleys in the bottom corner of … Continue reading

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The hamlet of Arne lies at the centre of a sandy peninsula at the northern end of Poole Harbour in Dorset. Getting there from the East means crossing three big urban areas – Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth – and for … Continue reading

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Why are English deer bigger than Welsh deer?

This is the Arne nature reserve near Wareham in Dorset. It’s a different world, the south coast of England. The roads are heaving with expensive vehicles, the villages full of gorgeous old houses worth a lifetime’s income, the carefully preserved … Continue reading

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The Best of September 20

This will be a regular feature of my blog from this month. Selecting the best photographs of the  hundreds I take every month makes me focus on what I have learnt of life, of photography or of the natural world … Continue reading

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