“How do you bring the underwater world alive for young children?” That was the challenge we faced when Karen Goonewardene and I were planning a creative workshop for the children of St Paul’s Steiner School in Islington, North London, as part of the community outreach side of the Sail Britain Coastline Project. Karen is a… More How do you teach kids about marine noise pollution?
In a few weeks, I will be boarding an evening train out of London for a one hour journey to the edge of somewhere remote. Somewhere untouched by the fast pace of modern civilisation and at the same time a place which directly facilitates it. The creeks and backwaters of the Suffolk coast hold a… More Secret East Coast
A voyage like the Sail Britain Coastline Project places interesting demands on the boat which will make it all possible. My first principle is that SBCP should have a boat of its own, rather than relying on chartering or borrowing boats from other people or organisations. If people are going to sign up for something… More Musings on boats
Earlier in the year, my friend Elsa Hammond (author, editor and ocean rower) suggested I go the the Explore conference at the Royal Geographical Society. Explore brings together adventurers, environmentalists, scientists, those who love the great outdoors, and for the first time this year, artists, for an annual weekend of inspiration, expedition planning and networking,… More Inspiration and Encouragement – Explore Conference at the RGS
‘Landsickness’ a group of 8+1 Haiku inspired by a weekend sailing on the Norfolk Broads with Oliver Beardon and friends. a red weather face moving still with boat motion of reeds and ripples cod oil and sea paint autumn light on brown sailed unfamiliar the bent black shag sits wind channels our land sadness a white… More Jeremy Hunt – ‘Landsickness’, 8+1 Sailing Haiku
Norfolk is all about horizon, the line between the two hemispheres of the sky and the earth which, here, are almost equal in magnitude. The flatness of the land intensifies this horizontality and my images explore their relationship
Today we will set off for the Norfolk Broads on the first chapter of the Sail Britain Coastline Project. Up until now, it has been an idea which has been growing in my mind for several years, fed partly by dreams of just setting sail, and partly by my very tangible adventures as a skipper… More Imagining the Broads
I hinted in my last post at the importance of human relationships which may develop during the voyage. In June I travelled to the Faroe Islands with a group comprised mainly of creative people. There was no focussed work in mind, merely to be inspired by visiting an unknown and exciting place, and possibly to… More The beauty of groups
A friend asked me today, “How do you determine the success of the project?” The answer it turned out was a lot longer and a lot more interesting than you might at first expect. We were talking about the pilot project I am undertaking to test the idea which will underpin the entire programme of… More How do you determine ‘success’?