Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Land Observations

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Sunday, 5 September 2021

Anna Dillon

I love the recent artworks which have been created by Anna Dillon.

They are called Wessex Airscapes. They are on display at Radley College through September.

They were created in collaboration with aerial photographer Hedley Thorne.

Go to Anna's website and for each painting you will see that there is a link to a short sound file which tells the landscape story of each painting, including something of the history and geology of the locations... a really nice additional element.

Saturday, 4 September 2021


 A new film, which has had an input from Robert MacFarlane.

See the trailer here

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Sidmouth Cliff Collapse

Down to Sidmouth this afternoon, and I saw the new cliff collapses which happened over the weekend - there were five of them it seems. I check on these each year I come down to Devon as they were used as a case study of coastal erosion and management in the first edition of the OCR A and OCR B GCSE Geography textbooks I co-wrote for Hodder back in the day. 

While there, I saw a cameraman filming inserts for the evening news, and the presenter was then live from Sidmouth this evening.

There were two landslides visible here... a larger one in the background.

Friday, 13 August 2021

Living on the Edge

Another helpful article about coastal erosion - this time on the Holderness coast near Skipsea.

It includes some helpful maps, images and diagrams including a map showing the lost villages.

A useful Flourish graph is also included, which can be embedded...

Thursday, 12 August 2021

The Trash Islands

One of my holiday reads is Alastair Bonnett's 'The Age of Islands'. He mentions the Trash Islands campaign which tried to get them recognised as a country by the United Nations.

This was part of a campaign back in 2018 to raise awareness of the issue of ocean plastics and the accumulation in gyres.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Landscapes... moving through...