Blue House Farm

The October evening is calm and mild and the clouds high and unthreatening; there are long views south across the coastal pastures and beyond to the low hills on the far side of the river Crouch.  Rooks and starlings are feeding on myriad craneflies (Tipulids) that are taking flight; the brief flight period has shiftedContinue reading “Blue House Farm”

The Crouch Estuary at Wallasea Island

The Crouch Estuary is on the edge of a coastal wilderness of saltmarsh and muddy creeks. Hereabouts, the water and the wind run the schedules and the regiments of moored yachts must hustle, like cars on a crowded motorway, to win the battle for both on summer weekends.  Today at low tide, there is noContinue reading “The Crouch Estuary at Wallasea Island”