Tag Archives: sea

Girl meets girl on Hebridean beach (Rousse)

I interviewed grown-up members of a boy band (established High Hall, University of Birmingham c 1983), took photos of the beautiful Hebridean beaches, and swam in the warm sea. When KA and I emerged from the water a tourist took … Continue reading

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Dead whale washed up by storm (Rousse)

The waves surged higher and higher and I feared that they would come crashing through the house. I’d never seen so high a tide, nor one that brought in with it such an exotic harvest. The latest marine animal to … Continue reading

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A foolhardy show-off sailor (Rousse)

‘Don’t worry about me!’ I called cheerfully as I inched along a long thin metal strut suspended high above the main deck of the boat. It stuck out over the sea like an enormous tuning fork lying on its side. … Continue reading

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Conference title fraud (Rousse)

BB and I caught the train along the coast past the new complex of artificial ski slopes. Once settled at the conference venue we listened to a Norwegian who offered to present in French or English. Meanwhile a former PhD … Continue reading

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A smoked salmon surprise and an unexpected dip in the North Sea (Rousse)

A quick glance at my calendar told me that I should be with AJ speaking about the new framework to female students. I made a dash for room C14, taking care not to trip along the poorly maintained corridors. ‘What … Continue reading

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A prediction, skewered prawns, and rude remarks about Dame Kelly Holmes (Rousse)

The stranger was astonished when I guessed that he was a city worker who had retired early from a career in finance. I was almost right: he’d spent his entire working life at the Treasury. After queuing for my food … Continue reading

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Island accommodation mix-up (Rousse)

HD-B washed up on the island having braved the high seas for an hour and a half in a tiny boat (barely the size of a coracle) with two others. Although she had suffered terribly from sea sickness, she was … Continue reading

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