Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dawn – Cooden Beach

  A nip of frost in the air this morning and a dense blanket of ground mist clinging to the marshes made me wish I had dressed a little more warmly for my ride over to Pevensey and back. The mists were dispersing by the time I was passing Cooden Beach, on my homeward leg,…

Flying The Flag – Lavenham Jacket & Gilet

How nice it is to see something made in England for once. A press release lobbed into my in-tray yesterday proclaiming the news that the English clothing firm Lavenham – best known for its quilted jackets for the equestrian set – has teamed up with London’s trendy Look Mum No Hands cycling café to design…

Breaking News…?

Breaking news … the sun rose over the English Channel right on time, the tide was out just as predicted and the whole scene was rather pink and pretty from where I stood along  Cooden Beach on my way back from my morning ride. Sure such events  might not seem like ‘breaking news’  in the…

Low Tide, Bexhill-on-Sea

  The tide was well out this morning when I spun along the Bexhill seafront on my way back from my jaunt over to Pevensey Castle. The sun was freshly risen, casting fans of light through the clouds billowing over the channel – forerunners of the heavy weather that is meant to be coming our…

The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour - Hastings seafront promenade before dawn, Hastings England

Photographers call it The Blue Hour – that magical hour or so just before dawn (or after sunset) when there is still enough ambient light to see and photography by, but the sky takes on a rich luminous blue quality.  Physicists will tell you that The Blue Hour has to do with the relative diffusability…

Autumn Mists

Well, it looks as though our pleasant run of Indian Summer weather has ended here in Sussex and good old-fashioned October weather has arrived with a vengeance. I noticed it yesterday morning when I went out for my ride and found the air a very sharp 3C with a freezing mist laying over the marshes.…

A Soft English Evening

Oh the irony. When I started writing this blog early three years ago now, it was in part to reacquaint myself with the idea of writing to deadlines, and the fast pace of daily journalism which I had been missing. And now I am finding it hard to find time either to ride or blog…