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The Black Land: Tales from the editing room floor: Matty Dunn

The following is the back story for one of ‘The Black Land‘s minor characters, Matty Dunn.

Matty Dunn is the man who agrees to sail Martin Walker from the port at Seahouses, over the strip of North Sea, past the Farnes to the island of Blamenholm. 2,453 more words

Dutch grey seals, immigrants from Britain

This video from England says about itself:

Some footage shot in the Farne Isles diving with Grey Seals.

Filmed with a Sony FX1 in a Gates FX1/Z1 housing with a Fathom Imaging wide-angle lens in ambient light.

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The Black Land: Redux

Almost three years ago I wrote a novella. It was supposed to be novel,  a gilded masterpiece, a groundbreaking work of speculative fiction, as mystifying and fear-inducing as Jay Anson’s Amityville Horror. 860 more words

Diving in the Farne Islands - wildlife spotting

Last week I went scuba diving for the first time in about 10 years but after a scuba review and a practise session with a drysuit it all came flooding back to me.  530 more words

Things To See And Do

Farne Islands

I took a trip to the Farne Islands last week with my 10 year old.  It’s a trip that I would recommend everyone does.

You leave the harbour at Seahouses and travel out around the Islands before you pull up close and watch the seals playing – A beautiful sight this time of year as there are so many youngsters frolicking around the boat. 86 more words


Puffin chicks get health check-ups on the Farnes

We’ve just been over to the Farne Islands – one of Britain’s best spots to get great photographs of breeding seabirds – for a final visit of the summer. 572 more words