Happening in Dunbar

June and early July have been very busy for me, and a lot of the events have been centred around my home town of Dunbar.

I got together with a group of friends at Baldred’s Cradle, near Ravensheugh beach, on a wonderful sunny day, to write a renga led by my friend Anna Dickie. The completed renga is posted on The Open Mouse, a spin-off from the Poetry Scotland website.

Jane and I managed a week in Dorset in early June. We had previously visited the area 30-odd years ago when our children were young. This year we took our time, revisited favourite places and found new ones. Here’s a photo of Stair Hole.

stair_hole

To an ex-geologist it was a stunning trip.

At the end of June I visited Linlithgow, and in St Michael’s churchyard we found human remains excavated by rabbits, so of course that led to a poem which I’m quite pleased with.

I took part in several North Light Arts events during the period, including taking a group of artists to Siccar Point, to show them Hutton’s Unconformity, where the awesome scale of geological time was first realised through observation of the contact between rocks of vastly different ages. (We now know the gap between the vertical and horizontal rocks was around 50 million years).

HU

 

On 6th July I took part in another North Light Arts event, as part of Karen Gabbitas’ Sensory Slow Walk through Lochend Woods, Dunbar. It was a wonderfully calming mindful experience.

Advertisements

About sunnydunny

Poet, publisher, gardener
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s