Arkzo: a magical place

My first visit to the Pamir mountains in Tajikistan was in 1995. My friend Peter Burgess had taken a job…

Jersey’s forgotten quarries

Recently I was exploring down at Fiquet (near Beauport) with my father when we came across unmistakable evidence that huge…

Jersey granite

Since we returned to live in Jersey I have become obsessed with the use of granite in various walls, houses,…

Petit Plémont

Full moon on Friday night, and after some equivocation I decided to spend the night at the Petit Plémont headland.…

Night out at Beauport

On Wednesday I decided to spend the night out. It was full moon, and I’d been thinking for some time…

The Key to Afghanistan

This piece was written in 1999, after I’d made multiple trekking trips to the Pamir mountains in Tajikistan with my…