The Cold Tap Sings

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Tag: Birds

From the Desert to the Deep Blue Sea

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Driving from Las Vegas to Seattle via Grand Canyon and Yellowstone

5 mountain passes
4 national forests
3 Indian reservations
1 continental divide
4 national parks
3 campsites
3 waterfalls
2 volcanoes
12 lakes
10 gas stations
3 roundabouts
4 diners
3 motels
3 yellow Volkswagen Beetles
2 bald eagles
1 western tanager
0 condors
6 burgers
1 circumhorizontal arc
38 coffees
4 dust devils
5 buffalo herds
2 cowboys
5 hikes
1 float
2 cars

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2,772 miles
2.5 weeks
2 companions

Sunday 17th June – Tuesday 3rd July 2018

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HOW TO FIND GREEN SPACES IN CITIES

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How to Find Green Spaces in Cities

What happens to your romantic life
if you don’t use dating apps?

What France’s “Spiderman” reveals
about your views on immigration.

Blackcap, redstart, yellowhammer:
what’s in a bird’s name?

Please don’t roast marshmallows
over the erupting Hawaii volcano.

[All content (including title) mined from internet news headlines on my Twitter feed at 11:45 am on 30th May 2018]

BEAL TO THE HOLY ISLAND OF LINDISFARNE VIA PILGRIM’S WAY

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Beal to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne via Pilgrim’s Way

2 companions
3 refuge huts
1 bar-tailed godwit
2 flocks of oyster catchers
4 skeins of brent geese
2 obelisks
1 crucifix
1 pasty
1 piss

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1.5 hours
6.5 kilometres

Friday 1st January 2016

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More book covers should feature surprised magpies. Out now through Corporeal.

I’VE SAID IT BEFORE

photo: Maybrick2001

photo: Maybrick2001

I’ve Said it Before

and I’ll say it again every passing moment
especially if it is in some way ‘beautiful’
is these days merely a performance
intended to be shared on the internet
‘do you ever experience the present’
asked the man smiling at the woman
photographing the pigeons bathing