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Marsh Fritillary Butterfly

Gower Nature Reserves and SSSIs

Since Gower was designated the first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the UK, it should come as no surprise that there are many areas in Gower that have been designated as Nature Reserves or Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). I’ve got to admit that I was a little confused by all the […]

Prince Ivanhoe 6 weeks after sinking in Horton, showing clearly how close to the shore she was.

The Prince Ivanhoe 1951-1981 in Horton

In the centre of the bay at Horton are two orange buoys that mark the remains of the Prince Ivanhoe. The Prince Ivanhoe was built in 1951 for service between Portsmouth and Ryde on the Isle of Wight, and was initially named Shanklin. She was purchased at the end of 1980 by a group associated […]


A website that aims to photograph every square kilometre of the UK

I’d never heard of this site before, but my attention was drawn to it this morning.  The Geograph website (http://www.geograph.org.uk/), which is sponsored by Ordnance Survey states: “The Geograph® Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland, and you can be part of it.” So here’s another resource where […]