I'm a life-long sailor, RYA offshore yachtmaster, former sail training instructor and have sailed and kayaked in the North Sea for most of my life. I'm a member of the lifeboat crew for Runswick Rescue Boat and live nearby with my wife and children. I enjoy taking my children out swimming, boating and fishing and hope to instill in them the same great love of the outdoors and outdoor sport.
Off the water I’m a writer, author, and monthly coastal columnist for Dalesman Magazine.
About this blog:
After studying zoology and marine biology at Liverpool University I decided that someone ought to record the wildlife of this lovely Bay and, inspired by Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne, started this blog.
This is a life time's work; I intend to find, identify and photograph every living and fossilized thing I reasonably can in Runswick Bay without the need to grow wings or gills or blow up Jurassic cliffs to get to them.
This blog has taken on a life its own and you're joining regular readers from around the globe in reading about our beautiful stretch of the Yorkshire coastline.