A year ago I set up the South West Fulmar project. Since then I have been continually amazed by the community spirit and boundless enthusiasm for marine conservation that we are lucky enough to share in the South West. It’s been a privilege for me to give talks and beach walks for the voluntary marine… Read More A Year in Cornish Conservation
A few weeks ago I travelled to the Netherlands. Not the typical trip to Holland that perhaps others on the plane my age had chosen: I was quickly on the top deck of a train (double decker trains?!) travelling north, away from Amsterdam. One bus, one ferry and a car journey later I’d reached my… Read More Secrets in a Stomach
Today at Perranporth I found an assortment of children’s toys washed up by the spring high tides. A tractor wheel, a headless elephant, loom bands (a current trend in children’s fashion) and a lego divers flipper: The significance of such a find comes down to the small Lego flipper, which has been drifting around the Cornish… Read More Of headless elephants and diving flippers
2 days ago I attended a conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, on plastic litter. During this conference an Icelandic writer, Hildur Knútsdóttir, gave a pretty emotive talk on individual responsibility when it comes to ‘the plastic problem’. She spoke about an inner problem that she often faces, which I find easy to relate to: how on… Read More How can I not?