Spiral Staircase, Caernarfon Castle

Spiral Staircase, Caernarfon Castle

    Mediaeval spiral staircase in the Eagle Tower at Caernarfon Castle – a massive brooding 13th century fortress built by Edward I to guard the entrance to the Menai Strait and protect his newly won Welsh possessions. Built on the site of an old Norman...
The Stade, Hastings

The Stade, Hastings

For more than a thousand years – dating back at least as far as the 8th century AD and possibly as far back as Roman times – Hastings fishermen have launched boats off the shingle beach known as The Stade, which is tucked away near the base of the sea cliffs near the...
The Road Less Travelled – Pevensey

The Road Less Travelled – Pevensey

Sunrise and a chilly mist rises over the old marsh road between Bexhill and Pevensey. I often pedal over this way on my early morning rides and love the tranquillity I find along this little lane – usually just me and some lowing cattle and the sounds of water birds...
The Selfie

The Selfie

The ‘selfie’ has been much in the news this week with British nature photographer David Slater going public with his battle with Wikipedia, which has apparently appropriated a ‘selfie’ photo of a crested black macaque (monkey) that Slater engineered whilst on a visit...
Honey Moon Over Eastbourne

Honey Moon Over Eastbourne

In June of 2014 we had something of a rare occurrence  in our skies – a Honey Moon that fell on Friday the 13th. A ‘honey moon’ is the full moon nearest the summer solstice, when the sun is at its highest in the sky and the moon is skirting shyly...