Spring shows us that even the very old can burst out in new life


Soundscapes, Boat Life Philosophy/reflective Weather

May Rains

May 9, 2021

This week the rains swept in pushed by great fronts of ocean air – moisture from places with magical names that I hear on the shipping forecast and can only imagine. Life around progressed without a murmur and the ground dra…

Philosophy/reflective History (Personal)

A Lifetime Ago

May 2, 2021

A lifetime ago, almost to the day, it turned cooler after an uncustomary warm and dry couple of weeks. Synoptic charts show high pressure moving up the country dragging with it frontal systems. No doubt, on that day, some lo…

Natural World (General) Philosophy/reflective

Man on the Bicycle

March 21, 2021

The journey from winter into spring is often messy and ill-defined. Sometimes it feels as if we are making progress and at others the cold and damp of winter days returns. As we are also contemplating moving from lockdown it…

Boat Life Philosophy/reflective History (Canals)

Canal Time

Feb. 7, 2021

One of the first things you will experience when you cast off onto the waterways is, what is sometimes referred to as, ‘canal time.’ What is canal time and how is it different to land time? Canal time functions not so much a…


Morning Sun: Living the dark days of January

Jan. 17, 2021

January 18th (2021) is 'Blue Monday'. The third Monday in January is considered by many to be the most depressing day in the calendar. As we enter the dark days of January, this episode considers the importance of the hope o…