On the water, man and dog

19 Jul

In a one seat canoe, you’re skipper and crew, just messing about on the river. Josh Macrae My kayak waits in the garage: deflated, rolled and strapped to folding trolley – the kind porters use to ferry grain sacks round … Read More »

A day on the Dordogne

26 Jun

Overlooking a wide loop in the river, the chateau at Beynac-et-Cazenac was gifted in 1115 to the sisters of Fontevrault Abbey and seized at century’s end by Simon de Montfort, the fifth Earl of Leicester and a prominent crusader. Expanded … Read More »

Two days at Attenborough

20 May

Monday. Walking the Erewash Canal from Long Eaton to Trentlock, I snapped a moorhen and remembered I need to go back to Nottingham to see the moorchicks spied from my canoe nine days ago, on the Beeston Cut opposite the … Read More »