Category Archives: Ferns

High on Skye

Even the lesser mountains on Skye look huge. Perhaps it’s the fact that they rise from sea level or perhaps it’s that they are craggy or covered in scree that gives them the sense of being high and impenetrable.  Beinn … Continue reading

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Under the Mistletoe

One of the distinctive features of a winter walk in Normandy is the scatter of tall trees bearing green clumps of mistletoe.  This parasitic plant does produce some of its own food with its green fleshy leaves but gets minerals … Continue reading

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A bath by the Tyne

Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most popular Roman sites to visit along Hadrian’s Wall but being local it’s years since my last visit.  There’s plenty written on the archaeology of the site so there’s no point repeating any … Continue reading

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