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Posts Tagged ‘ landscapes ’

The Right and Wrong Kinds of Hill

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November 22, 2012
The Right and Wrong Kinds of Hill

There are two ways I can close out my loops on my long morning rides out to Pevensey and points west, and both of them involve my climbing a fairly steep hill towards the end of the ride. Given that I am presented with a choice it might seem a little odd that virtually...
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A Bather’s Hut Reprise

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October 20, 2012
A Bather’s Hut Reprise

What a difference a shift in light and mood can make to a scene. If you’ve been following this blog you might recall that a couple of weeks ago I shot a photograph of an old bathers-hut/ice cream stand on the Bexhill seafront, which I pedalled past early on a Sunday morning just as...
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The Tirah Campaign

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August 6, 2012
The Tirah Campaign

The Tirah Campaign of 1897-98 was another of those endless frontier wars the British always seemed to be fighting on India’s northwest borders back in the glory days of Kipling and the Raj. In this case it was a group of renegade Afridi tribesmen who rose up when nobody was expecting them to and...
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Seeing with new eyes

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April 1, 2012
Seeing with new eyes

What a difference a week makes. Although all seemed dark and gloomy to me only last Sunday with the unwanted and much-grumbled-about (by me) shift to Daylight Savings Time, already the sun has clawed back a full fifteen minutes of that hour, and its rays could be seen bursting above the horizon at 6:33...
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Pillars of the Community

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December 26, 2011
Pillars of the Community

One of the many things I love about cycling through the English countryside is the breezy familiarity you acquire here with antiquity and tradition. By that I don't mean just the big-ticket items, the ruined castles, Norman churches and picturesque 15th century pubs, all of which by the way I see all the time...
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