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Legend? or Not.

Today Pegman took us to the Isle of Wight where mermaids occasionally appear on offshore rocks.

Me mum says selkies ain’t real.
The lads say they’ve seen ’em by the dozens… 149 more words

What Pegman Saw

The Power of the British Countryside


Any 21st Century British political party operating without a Countryside Spokesperson should take a long, hard look at themselves. Official figures show that the UK rural population will increase by 6 per cent over the next decade as people choose to leave cities and settle in the countryside. 1,121 more words


Daddy's Story: First Time Under Fire in WW II

“I got sick crossing the English Channel. All the men got sick because the waves were high and kept crashing into our boat.

Our ship was full of men, vehicles, equipment. 465 more words

Desperately seeking mojo...

Since the big swim I’ve been trying to give myself a bit of a mental and physical break from swimming. I’ve run a few times, lifted some weights and yes, slept in more than a few times. 359 more words

Day 3 - Into Europe

Tuesday (Day 3)

I got to the ferry terminal at Dover at 8.45 and stretched my legs around the departure lounge.  I bought a new set of breathalysers which are compulsory in France as I had noticed that the ones I had were out of date.  738 more words

1200 miles Solo sail

The time has come for me to untie the lines on 16th of September in Lisbon. The weather models did agree that on Sunday morning the North wind will stop and I will have at least three days time to come up the Portugal coast to Spain and the sea state was perfect, no big swells from the Atlantic. 1,058 more words