River Diary by Ronald Blythe

26 June 2016 // Books //On Water

River in winter by John Nash. Via Wormingford blog. River Diary by Ronald Blythe Published by Canterbury Press Norwich (2008) Review by Nic Flook River Diary is a collection of Ronald Blythe’s weekly articles for Church Times that dates back to 2005‐2006, the year in which his friend Roger Deakin died. It was through reading […]

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The Swordfish and the Star

25 June 2016 // Books //On Water

The Swordfish and the Star: Life on Cornwall’s most treacherous stretch of coast by Gavin Knight (Chatto & Windus, hardcover, 256 pages. Out now.) Review by Mathew Clayton Martin’s boat is sinking… ‘He knocked the engine out of gear, climbed out of the wheelhouse and waded towards the stern. To clear the net he had […]

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Dark Satanic Malls

19 June 2016 // Film/TV //On Water

Dark Satanic Malls Trailer 1 from Maxy Neil Bianco on Vimeo. A taster of ‘Dark Satanic Malls’, the Thames Estuary-centric episode of Maxy Neil Bianco and Michael Smith‘s Stranger On The Shore series. The project is soundtracked by Andrew Weatherall and Nina Walsh.

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Lifted: A poem by Jo Bell

18 June 2016 // On Water //poetry

LIFTED Lock 30, Trent & Mersey Canal The land says – come uphill: and water says I will. But take it slow. A workman’s ask and nothing fancy – Will you? Here’s an answer, engineered. A leisurely machine, a box of oak and stone; the mitred lock, the water’s YES. We’re stopped. The bow bumps […]

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The Hobbets: Part 2

11 June 2016 // On Water

Yalda Davis returns childhood relics to the reservoir she has known all her life One of my many enjoyments at the reservoir is watching how the colour of the water changes according to the weather and the seasons: in the summer sunshine it is grey-green or blue. In winter it is usually murky brown or […]

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