The Shining Shore: Just Because

Sarah and I have been doing this walk for years and I’ve written about it many times on here. But today we needed to go across to Thurstaston and simply do the walk again. For the ritual of it, the outdoors-ness of it, the joy and, yes, the comfort of it. It’s a Friday Walk, […]

By the Light of the Shining Shore

We spent the day before the coming of the dark walking in our sacred place. The last day before turning the clocks back for the winter spent in the place that has sustained both of us through some of the hardest times of our lives. ‘The Shining Shore’ on the Dee Estuary is both the […]

Sarah goes sea kayaking: The Marshlands, by boat

In which brave Sarah goes out into the more than choppy waters of the Dee Estuary and the boundaries of her comfort zone are well and truly pushed. * One of my favourite places in the whole world is ‘The Shining Shore’ – the shining waters and mudflats of the Dee Estuary. Me and Ronnie have […]

The Winter Trees and The Flock of Curlews

Two days after Christmas it is cold but still and a good day for walking. So Sarah and I drive over to the far side of the Wirral and do our favourite walk, our favourite meditation. It’s The Shining Shore walk and I’ve written about it many times on here before. So today I won’t […]

One Shiny Day

So far this year here in the North of England that picture could only have been taken on one day, yesterday. A day that also happened to be my birthday. On this day I’ve become 62 years old and I reflect on becoming more aware than ever of the value of time and how much […]

Wildflowers and pirates: Our day on the Wirral

If you’ve been around here for a while you’ll recall the practical help offered by ‘The Wirral: A guide for Liverpool people.’ That provided useful instructions on how to get to a place where many Liverpool people have simply never been. And then some handy hints about what to do when you get there. View this as […]