April 2010
Tilbury under clear skies

Because of the unpronouncable volcano (have you noticed newsreaders never even attempt the name?)
I enjoyed an extra week in England, and went to see the clear skies for myself

the silence and absence of con trails really was noticeable


I love the way this old bunker creeps across the landscape - very Howl's Moving Castle







Sachin and I had just watched a beautiful and thoughtful Natural World episode,
with Robert Macfarlane searching for wild spaces in the industrial Essex landscape








this tranquil place once defended London from the threat of French ironclads

I'd literally set out for a place I didn't know on the map - and it proved a nice discovery