The Best of 2016–2017
All of the mentioned posts can be read in full in archives to the right of the posts.
FEBRUARY 2016– ‘STATES OF MIND- Lack of housing in London,walking from Kennington to Downing Street & a visit to the Wellcome Institute‘
APRIL 2016 A WEEKEND with the UK Explorers’,taking time out to meet a new group.
JULY 2016 LET ENGLAND SHAKE
The Eden Project I would like to dedicate this post to my friend from Cornwall. Keith Richards who passed away unexpectedly w/end of July 28th 2017. The last time I saw him was at this gig.
Let England Shake PJ HARVEY
I met Keith in London in the early 80’s both of us were on some Government Back to Work Scheme; He was learning accountancy and I was learning Industrial sewing; neither of us continued in these trades, but we became friends as we had a shared interest in bands like The Fall and The Damned! He had a good sense of humour & an appreciation of the ‘Dark Side’, When he moved back to Cornwall he kindly put me up on my many visits. He gave me the opportunity to really get to know Cornwall.
I loved walking around Landsend, Sennen Cove and Penzance area. His brother-in-law managed the stunning Minack Theatre. https://www.minack.com
Keith was a real fun guy unfortunately Chron’s disease finally got him. RIP Keith.
I managed to persuade a South Bank member ( who I had made friends with some years ago ) get up early on a Saturday morning and head to Lewes for a walk to Glynde it was snowing & freezing.( I wonder why I haven’t heard from her since!)
Spent a bit of time around Lewes /Berwick/ Glynde area trying to get to know it better. I am now loaded with real maps and online maps and better prepared than ever, the only thing lacking is time.
Taking a breather. Back in my home town again.. Great pics. A brief reunion with very old friend in Newcastle. We will meet again New Year’s Eve.
Then a lot of walking along coast of South Shields and in Newcastle.
As I have done for the last 4 years My old familiar walk along the Seven Sisters from Seaford I have been leading every year. I do love this walk and will continue to do this or a variation of this every year but I want to add a couple of more routes to my repertoire. I will get down to the Kent/Sussex Coast in the Autumn before the year is through. I need to try the Rye- Hastings route.
I’m going to NYC in September and haven’t visited there since 1986, at that time I stayed in Harlem for a month,the hostel cost me $3 a night, it was the best time ever I loved it.
This time I’m sharing the experience & staying at The Jane near the ‘meatpacking’ industry and I’m prepared to have my eyes opened again. I will be doing a lot of walking.
NYC should be a good jumping off point in terms of looking at the bigger picture and making long sought after changes.
keep on keeping on.