January 2014 Greatham Creek/Seaton snook

Greatham Creek is a tributary of the river Tees, not really flowing into the river, but forming part of the delta, and joining the estuary at Seal Sands beyond Seaton Snook on the south side of Hartlepool. I used to cycle there in the late 60s and early 70s when there...

December 2013 Run for home.

  It was in 1978 that I went to the Lindisfarne Christmas concert at the Newcastle City Hall. I went to watch my mate Eric, dance with the Killingworth Sword Dancers, a warm-up act to the main band; but it was Alan Hull, the lead singer with Lindisfarne, who made...

Welcome to my blog

Over my lifetime, I have grown to love shores and hills and empty landscapes – I have spent a lot of that time in them – days of close observation, trying to understand them, traipsing their rough terrain. I also spend long hours scratching about in a studio. In...