Now this is what I call snow! We had a wonderful trip in March 2019 on one of the regular daily Norwegian Hurtigruten ferry ships which go all the way up the coast from Bergen to Kirkenes (on the Russian border) and back in 12 days. However, even in Norway, they are suffering from a … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 190, Wednesday
The high hills and mountains of the UK get much more snow than the rest of the country although we don't have any permanent snow.
ICE AND SNOW PATTERNS
A WEEK OF SNOW PICTURES Although I hate the cold and the short, dark miserable days of winter in England, I love it when the world is transformed into a wonderland of incredible beauty by snow, frost and bright sunshine, usually only for a day or two. If dressed up warmly with quilted coats, gloves, … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 187, Sunday
This is a true and extraordinary feature film about how learning to play chess in the slums of Kampala (Uganda) transformed the lives of many children, but especially one girl who went on to become a world champion. It is filmed in Kampala and beautifully acted by local children with enormous natural talent. It is … Continue reading “Queen of Katwe” on BBC2 THIS AFTERNOON
WILDLIFE IN AND AROUND OUR COASTAL SEAS FACT FOR THE DAY: Did you know that . . . . . . . there are 25 species of breeding seabirds, 26 species of marine mammals and more than 60 species of edible fish (including crabs, shellfish etc) around our British coasts.
WARNING - this is a begging post. I'm sorry. Please look at this REQUEST for urgent funds needed by Nyero Alternative Technology Training Centre in Uganda to enable it to re-open after being closed for 7 months due to the pandemic. Although it is not a government institution, Ministry of Education officials have just visited … Continue reading HELP NEEDED URGENTLY IN UGANDA
FISHING and LIFEBOATS With 11,000 miles of coastline, it's not surprising that sea fishing, both as a leisure pursuit and commercially (sometimes on an industrial scale), is a way of life in our British seaside communities. It is also unsurprising that fishing boats can get into difficulties, especially when the weather is stormy … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 184, Thursday
LIGHTHOUSES FACT FOR THE DAY Did you know that . . . . . . . there are 66 Lighthouses around the coast of the UK and Channel Islands. Those in England and Wales are maintained by the charity Trinity House (with some funding from port taxes collected by the government). Each Lighthouse has … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 183, Wednesday
Various beaches and seaside activities with family and friends FACT FOR THE DAY: Did you know that . . . . . . . the public are allowed access along the coastal "foreshore", the intertidal zone, which is generally owned by the Crown, although access to the high tide line (and therefore the … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 182, Tuesday