Watching over the Town

Looking Down with some Degree of Nostalgia

The Kyles of Bute in Scotland’s Cowal Peninsula is one of my favourite places in the whole world. In Glasgow when I was a child (in the olden days) it was a tradition  to take summer day trip on “The Waverley” paddle steamer. This annual treat was called “goin’ doon Read more…

Granny Bell's Nettle Tea Bags Heysham

Rock-Hewn Graves and Nettle Tea Bags

A Visit to Heysham I’m hoping that “Rock-Hewn Graves and Nettle Tea Bags” is the only post in the whole of cyberspace with this title. If it is then that should make it especially OddBall for Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge this week. Why am I thinking of an unused title? Read more…

Low Tide at Jenny Brown's Point Morecambe Bay mudflats

Dark and Light at Jenny Brown’s Point

I took these pictures on a coastal walk last week. A forty-minute drive up the motorway takes us to the Silverdale area at the extreme North-West of Lancashire. It’s an unspoilt peninsula, mostly by-passed by the hordes of tourists who head a bit further up the road into Cumbria’s beautiful Read more…

The Forth rail Bridge cantilever Scotland

Made in Scotland: The Forth Railway Bridge

This magnificent cantilever railway bridge crosses the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Built between 1882 and 1890, this iconic structure is a symbol of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At one point in its construction, approximately 4,600 men were employed. Local historians have so far found records of Read more…

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