Saturday, 31 May 2008
On our recent visit to Whitby, we drove along the coast to Sandsend. It was beginning to get dark, but I took this photograph as a souvenir of the beach. Lewis Carroll supposedly found his inspiration for 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' during a stroll along the foreshore. Does anyone know the source for this supposition? We missed the Roman Signal Station at Goldsborough, just a little further north: we must explore this on a future occasion.
Friday, 30 May 2008
We drove along Golden Valley, thinking of C.S. Lewis. Imagine our surprise - and delight - when we visited Vowchurch, only to discover that Skeffington Hume Dodgson (1836-1919), brother of Lewis Carroll had been the incumbent.
Thursday, 29 May 2008
I fulfilled a long ambition to see puffins in their natural habitat. Britain was basking in a heatwave, but it was a cool 12 degrees centigrade on Bempton Cliffs. We were shrouded in mist; but were told that thanks to what seemed adverse weather conditions, the puffins - well, a few at any rate - had been driven off the sea. Their amber feet were amazing!