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Bolshoi Shigir Idol

Kept in a locked room in a bolted glass coffin at Yekaterinburg’s excellent Ural Geological Museum, there is something lonely and melancholic about the 9 foot high Shigir Idol: the world’s oldest wooden sculpture. 59 more words

Foulshaw Moss

Ospreys are the obvious attraction when visiting Foulshaw Moss but I had heard a lot about the work that was happening to restore this site and hoped to find out more. 729 more words

Wildlife

Three weeks, three of the best Scottish hill races.

“Your toe nails, they are not black, you cannot be a runner” said a Belgian lady in the post Jura shower queue sounding heavily offended by my shiny pink toes. 1,746 more words

Adventure

214 (am) Borth to Tre'r-ddol

This morning I face a dilemma.

I should, according to my rules, start today’s walk where I left off yesterday: in the village of Tre’r-ddol. 827 more words

Photography

Bog perfume

The facecloth sky scrubbed us awake for our slow walk on a boardwalk through a peat bog where we swallowed a whole morning – gluttony for the eyes. 127 more words

Creative Non-fiction