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The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay

The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay (Paperback)


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"Evocative, muscular." - Kathleen Jamie. Karen Lloyd takes us on a deeply personal journey around the 60 miles of coastline that make up 'nature's amphitheatre'. Embarking on a series of walks that take in beguiling landscapes and ever-changing seascapes, Karen tells the stories of the places, people, wildlife and history of Morecambe Bay. So we meet the Queen's Guide to the Sands, discover forgotten caves and islands that don't exist, and delight in the simple beauty of an oystercatcher winging its way across the ebbing tide. As we walk with Karen, she explores her own memories of the bay, making an unwitting pilgrimage through her own past and present, as well as that of the bay. The result is a singular and moving account of one of Britain's most alluring coastal areas.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsScience & MathematicsGeographyPhysical geography & topographyDeltas, estuaries, coastal regionsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationWalking, hiking, trekkingTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Saraband Publication Date: 01/01/2016 ISBN-13: 9781910192191  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Karen Lloyd is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry based in Kendal, Cumbria. She is a contributor to the Guardian and to the Caught by the River blog and writes for a number of literary journals, Scottish Island Explorer and Scotland Outdoor magazines and other journals. Karen is a member of Kendal's Brewery Poets and recently graduated from the Creative Writing M.Litt programme at Stirling University where she gained a distinction. The Gathering Tide is her first book.

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An exquisite little book, divided into short chapter themes so that you can dip in and out easily. Having visited the area twice in the last two years, I am seduced by its charms. So often overlooked in favour of the more famous Lake District (I'm guilty of this), we are discovering this area in the company of old friends from early childhood and schooldays. And now want to discover more. The walk across the Bay with Cedric Robinson, the Queen's Guide, is a never to be forgotten experience. And who wouldn't want to live in Silverdale, were it not for friends and family down South. Next year, I want to see the Ospreys and Avocets.

- 19/07/2016
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