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The sunshine has gone

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Seven years. Missed no less

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Wales and Greece: life on the wild side

I first became fascinated by birds of prey when I was a research student and lived with friends in a tiny former lead-mining village in the mountains inland of Aberystwyth.  The closest house was about half a mile away.   The … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons: an hour’s trek to a frozen world

Monday and it was sleeting at home when I got up.  The Met Office forecast heavy showers of rain, sleet and maybe snow all day with temperatures rising to a maximum of 3oC.  I knew it might be snowing on … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons: a frozen ridge-top walk

It has been grey and damp most days since I arrived home.  But not all.   A modest snowfall followed by a week of continuing low temperatures meant that when the sun was forecast to come out for a day I … Continue reading

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I was attacked by an airport: an unexpectedly wild walk

I did nothing to antagonise it.  Malevolence on its part is the only explanation.  That or ‘smart’ technology out of control.  Which is even more frightening. I was on my home from Greece in the latter part of October.  I … Continue reading

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Autumn gold in Old South Wales

You can’t live life looking to the past.  After a few weeks under grey skies reminding myself of Symi summer sun it’s time to focus on the present and look to the future. The turning point was when yet another … Continue reading

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