About

This blog is intended to provide comments on topical events and updates about matters relating to the Solway Firth, including its people, and the politics of ‘managing’ the coast and sea …

You’ll find greater detail about some of the topics on my website, Solway Shore Stories – as well as information on how to join me on some of my informal shore walks.

Wellies in the water

Walking in the water

I’ve lived within sight of the Firth for about fifteen years and I’ve grown to love it in all its moods. Having grown up with the cliffs and coves of Cornwall, when I first visited the apparently flat, apparently ’empty’ Solway shore at low tide I was disappointed. But time and frequent walks, guddling in the pools, checking out the tide-lines, meeting people who know about the coast and sea, has changed all that. As a writer, I’ve written about the Solway or the shore, in articles and in two of my novels, and as a former university lecturer and research scientist, who occasionally ‘helped’ out with marine field courses, I’ve always enjoyed looking, exploring, and finding out more. There’s certainly plenty to discover!
Ann Lingard

4 Responses to About

  1. Peter Nicholson says:

    Thank you for your excellent and informative section of the site about energy generation. I saw your letter in Times & Star and read all your page and the links to the various sources. I note that if the nuclear power station is built that they require a cable under Morecambe Bay and an island on route so that the heat generated in the tunnel containing the cable can be vented. The heat is because the cable is DC and a huge converter station is required to convert from AC to DC. Perhaps a barrage would combine a pylon route carrying normal AC and also allow tidal turbines and pedestrian access. I note that the underground repository will be the size of Carlisle with huge spoil of rock so maybe the cost and political and environmental considerations can be combined for mutual benefit.

  2. Ronald Jack says:

    Many thanks for sharing your interests and knowledge with the world. I have visited SOLWAY SHORE WALKER several times, and always enjoy a good read. My interests are in your regional History and Archaeology, but your stories on its natural beauty are also charming. (I must make a visit.) I thank you in particular for the story on ship-breaking at Allonby. It lead me to the Maryport Maritime Museum, which has photos of the condemned hulk of the PRINCE VICTOR, broken at Allenby in 1888. The images added a great deal to my three-part series on the PRINCE VICTOR, and Canadian readers owe this boost to your eye for a good story. Cheers!

  3. I really do enjoy your work and find it very informative,thank you.

  4. solwayshorewalker says:

    Malcolm – thank you, that’s very kind of you. And I enjoy following new ideas and ‘leads’and writing about them … Best wishes, Ann

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