March 14th 2019. lunch boxes. Spanish Ian: nothing ("I'm still on spanish time"). Raymond: un-iced fruitcake. sweet, black tea (buddhist). Malcolm: a cranston sausage. Mike: coronation chicken sandwich, blueberry yoghurt, roses' country fudge. Nick: scotch egg, cranston sausage (courtesy of Malcolm), stilton sandwich, tea.
55.145° N 1.912° W The distant bleed of hills become cloud-head. the middle ground, iced-water, blurs, becomes glass-eye, blind. Echoes of Jericho: horn blast! There is snow on the highbrow, roadkill show. He tells the tale of a lucid Bigfoot hunter, camped at Powburn, striking bark, shaking trees of leaves in early autumn. Stack. … Continue reading Five Miles of South Middleton (30/01/19)
Grid Ref: NY939604 Several miles into the first walk of 2019 & it dawns that we haven't seen another human for over an hour; delightful! The madness of Christmas - the crowds of the city, the familial madness, the workload rush of last minute haircuts, the oversold train carriage - all fall away; the shoulders … Continue reading Five Miles of Letah Wood.
Grid Reference: NT977272 The ascent of Humbleton to the Iron Age hillfort. The Battle of Humbleton September 14 1420. The sky is bigger, better, here. It settles in the treetops - sketches distant pencil lines from left to right. Such detail. Black-face sheep, blue numbered, vast & herded. Sheets of … Continue reading Five Miles of Wooler Common.
All Hallows' Eve. Harbottle is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. 10 miles (16 km) south-east of the Scottish border, in the southeastern part of the Cheviot Hills.9 miles northwest of Rothbury. The village is the site of Harbottle Castle (12th century. Grid ref: NT93234796) built by order of Henry II. The site, once … Continue reading Five Miles of Harbottle.