Caught by the River Luggie

17 November 2015 // film //On Water

The Luggie from This is Coconut Island on Vimeo. Words: Brian Sweeney Luggie is a derivative of an ancient scots word for pot. The Luggie is a little known tributary of the great River Clyde, probably only known to generations of children from Cumbernauld new town as a playground, nothing has been written or noted […]

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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life – A Memoir of an Obsession

6 November 2015 // Books //On Water

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan Penguin. Hardback, 464 pages. Out now. Review by Daniel Crockett On a very big day, the city itself looked different I first encountered William Finnegan in his epic New Yorker article ‘Playing Doc’s Games.’ This vital, sparkling piece of longform sits at stark odds with the vast […]

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Pomona Island

26 October 2015 // Landscape //On Water

Words and pictures: Hayley Flynn I am on an island amongst only wilderness and ghosts; bricks and concrete. Waterways on two sides of the island run parallel to each other – the River Irwell to the North and the Bridgewater Canal in the South. Running through the island is the great brick spine of the […]

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15 October 2015 // On Water

Sunset over Pickmere, by Len Gates Words: Kate Feld You walk out into the shallows and the water line climbs up your skin. You wince. You know that it will get much colder now and you think about turning back. You stand there until your feet feel warmer than your body which is exposed to […]

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Kyd Brook

3 September 2015 // On Water

Kyd Brook. Photo: Mike Quinn Words: Nina Lyon When I was a kid we played in the stream by the Troll Bridge. The supernatural power of the troll to sublimate into shadow at the approach of footfall made me feel better about the bridge: it threw all those myths about trolls proactively seeking out goats […]

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