dreams of a wistful nomad (4.1)

DREAMS OF A WISTFUL NOMAD By Paul Crask Kylius At the foot of the stone steps Kylius paused for a moment, his mind beset with uncertainty. His destiny was beginning to feel beyond his influence, his actions like those of a puppet. Here he stood in this strange town, unable, it seemed, to leave. How he yearned for his memory to return so he … [Read more...]


water feature

Giraudel Pond

I made a pond for the Giraudel Flower Show House. You can follow the story on It was a lot of work but the reward is a great feeling to have done something creative for my village. … [Read more...]



I had brought my motorbike with me from England. It was a 50cc Honda Marauder that I had bought for when long-term railway engineering works had disrupted part of my commute into London. I was no biker for sure, but I loved this handsome little machine that looked far more powerful and slick than it actually was. In those days there were very … [Read more...]


lunch break

I opted for lunch at a rather gaudy mid-town snackette where a friend had recently secured a part-time cooking and waiting job. It seemed a good idea to patronize the place and offer her a bit of moral support. Although it was still fairly empty I took a seat at the bar and studied the rather stark menu which was written on a small slate that hung … [Read more...]


Boiling Lake

Valley of Desolation, Dominica

I hiked to the Boiling Lake yesterday. Here are some pictures. The weather was great - as good as I can remember on this hike - and the scenery was breathtaking. The trail was in pretty good shape except for the Morne Nicholls - Valley of Desolation descent/ascent. To be honest this is always the worst part and the trickiest to maintain. Quite a … [Read more...]