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A cycle ride in North Devon - but no 'forest of masts'?

On Friday, we cycled, mostly into the wind and intermittent light rain, from Barnstaple to Okehampton – 40 miles through the rolling hills of North Devon. 672 more words

The Sea

Something a bit off-beat in SF...

San Francisco would definitely be on your list of places to spend some time if you are traveling the west coast, northern California, no two ways about it. 244 more words

Road Trips American West

The Lost Journal of Captain Greenvile Collins, Part 2

On 22 May the English ships anchored off Tenedos, which ‘lyeth right opposite the vast Ruines of old Troy’. Collins provided a long, detailed description of the island and its people, commenting in particular (as he often did in Mediterranean ports) on the merits of the local wines. 2,969 more words

The loss of the Lancastria - Britain's worst maritime disaster

17th June 1940. The Nazis had occupied Dunkirk. Operation Dynamo was over. The last of the Little Ships had long returned to England. As far as many in Britain were concerned, the evacuation was over, and the British Army survived largely intact to fight another day. 1,107 more words


The Lost Journal of Captain Greenvile Collins, Part 1

This is the first part of an article that I wrote in the early 1990s, and which, for one reason or another, never made it to its intended home in an academic journal. 2,519 more words