How I’ll be Voting

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Individually. I hold the idea of nationality very loosely: it sometimes applies but does not define.  I rate people trying to live their lives far higher than the games of politicians playing nations. Thoughtfully. Manifestos have been read; factors – economic, political, constitutional, cultural, socially – considered, their importances determined;  a decision has been reached. Carefully. The way things […]

Cauldron Falls, West Burton

A view of Cauldron Falls, West Burton, from under the overhang.

One of my favoured parts of North Yorkshire’s scenery is the well-known waterfall at West Burton. Always good for a bit of classical landscape photography, exploring both context and closeup (“intimate landscape”); it’s also quite fun to compare with other people’s views of the same location, although I envy anyone who manages to get good […]

The Uses of Karst Landscape

About 20-25m deep - a view almost straight down into one of the Buttertubs, near Hawes.

Karst topography is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum, characterised by underground drainage systems with sinkholes, dolines and caves and other features typical of such erosion. A few weeks ago, Dad and I went for a drive around North Yorkshire, most particularly to the Butter Tubs […]