Facebook tells me I posted this picture 5 years ago. The Severn Estuary – why we should care about it

which is not particularly remarkable. Except that my question to myself, when I posted it, was “how can I ever leave here?”

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I still wonder about this a lot, and suspect the answer is I can’t. But I really mean I don’t wish to close down the possibility of coming back  here, because the river is so inspirational. And it is much more than that. I think it is so important it needs protecting. It is the third thing that has made feel like this – the other two being my children.

It is random

And rhythmic

Dangerous

And comforting

Calm

And raging

Straight

And meandering

Peaceful

And roaring

Life

And death

Beautiful

Researchers are mapping it, Plymouth Marine Laboratory have created a report about it:

What did the Severn Estuary ever do for us?

Facts, data and all the things we need to fight for its place in the world.

Owain Jones has created a website to record art projects that relate to it – Tidal Cultures.

Flow Contemporary Art sis named after it.

When a river gets under your skin, you must make sure no-one damages it.  You have no choice, its sheer mass floods your veins and it becomes a part of you.

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