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Killer Cows: Killer Cows
When Irish farmer, Dominic Leonard, was crushed by one of his cows, he suffered serious head injuries. In a video he describes the attack, the aftermath of his injuries, and the effect it had on him and his family.
There is often a bad’un in a herd and she is a catalyst for the others.
I ended up on the ground, being trampled under the hooves of 10 or 15 cows.
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That wretched Ferry Cross the Mersey song starts worming through my head again. Then here it comes: the most brightly coloured ferry I’ve ever seen. Continue reading
I start from the quiet resort of West Kirby, plod along one of the longest promenades I have ever encountered, before descending into the bowels of Birkenhead. Continue reading
The small ferry-boat is well guarded by a fierce little black labrador – with a very waggy tail.
You can’t mistake the Hamble Ferry. It is coloured pink. Bright pink. My second ferry crossing is over to Hythe and poses more of a challenge. I am impressed by The Queen Mary 2 and enjoy the views from the Itchen Bridge. Continue reading
This is a fantastic walk – beautiful weather and varied scenery – along beaches, through sand dunes, alongside mud, through woods and pretty villages. I find a tiny ferry boat and nearly get cut off by the advancing tide. Continue reading
“Or, if you walk into the village, you may be able to catch a bus.”
“I am not allowed to travel by bus,” I tell him.
If he thinks this is a little odd, he is too polite to say so.
I am planning to make good progress over the next few days. Who knows, I might even manage to leave Essex. With 350 miles of coastline, Essex has the longest coastline in England. I was not aware of this fact before I encountered its miles of estuaries ….
“Ferry,” says a male voice.
“Can you come and pick us up please?” I ask. “There are two of us and a bike.”
After a moment’s hesitation, the man says in a somewhat irritated tone, “I am not a taxi service you know.” Continue reading
I pick up the bat. Feeling a bit of a fool, I wave it wildly. Who am I waving it at? Where is the ferry? “You didn’t think it was going to work – waving the bat – did you?” I am not expecting much of Felixstowe and am pleasantly surprised. Continue reading