Splash of Sunset

I had just finished dinner after a fairly uneventful day when I received a tip off from Steve – wildlife photographer, skipper and all-round marine mammal wizard – who told me there were bottlenoses on the way. I jumped into a down jacket and grabbed my camera. Luckily my daily walk can include a long […]

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Arriving on Scilly

To truly comprehend how isolated and tucked away the Isles of Scilly are, you have to get there. My travelling began at 4:30am, and after using four modes of transport I arrived on St Mary’s at 1pm. It was a complicated and fiddly excursion but when I finally arrived, eating chips overlooking a vast expanse […]

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A Day in Newcastle

I’ve been writing a lot recently. This week, when I went to Newcastle for an adventure, I decided to dedicate the day to photography.

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Nairn Trip Away

With my second year of university done and dusted, I was really looking forward to celebrating the start of summer by doing very little. When Kerr had a few days off in a row, we decided to head up to his parents’ house in Nairn, a quaint seaside town in the Highlands of Scotland. I can’t […]

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Reykjavik – Day 2

When I looked out the balcony window this morning everything was blue. It turns out that Iceland is actually magical. With recharged camera batteries we headed out to explore. The plan was to go straight to the shops, but down a side street I glimpsed a mountain and the sea. It was decided instantly that […]

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Sorry I’m Late

So I’m ashamed to say my blog post schedule has gone squiffy. I have four days left before the first uni assignment of the year is due, so right now there’s a lot of hair ripping and shrieking. It’s pained me to fall behind on my ‘one post a week’ rule, but once this ordeal […]

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Sunset Sunday (on Tuesday)

Yesterday my lovely boyfriend cooked me sausages and the most incredible fried bread for breakfast because the horrid lurgy that had been lingering menacingly had finally reared its ugly head. For the majority of the day we watched Sherlock and ate the cake we were up until 2am making the previous night, while I wheezed […]

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Spot on the Eden

A hundred steps from my house I can be part of a different world for a while. This far from the city I can only hear nature. The ripples of the river Eden, the busy buzz of honeybees savouring the last light, a lone robin serenading the dusk. A heron stands motionless, his body and […]

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Carna – Day One

Species seen (heard): Barn Owl – Tyto alba Common Frog – Rana temporaria Common Tern – Sterna hirundo Eurasian Otter – Lutra lutra Hooded Crow – Corvus cornix Lesser Redpoll – Acanthis cabaret Red-Breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator (Cuckoo – Cuculus canorus) (Snipe – Gallinago gallinago) (Tawny Owl – Strix aluco) From May 21st to 26th, I joined four other Wildlife Media students for […]

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Catching Some Rays For Sunset Sunday

As part of an attempt to get out in the wild more, Zahrah and I decided to try and see a sunset once every week. Here’s last week’s beauty – we also had the pleasure of seeing a Little Grebe, Heron, Dipper and Kingfisher!  

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