Julia Webb-Harvey

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My #2017bestnine

The Instagram trend, #2017bestnine, surprised me. The image captures most of the ingredients of what life is all about. The images made me smile. My husband, my dog, gig rowing, wine… ❤️ Like any trend on a popularity vote, it… Continue Reading →

The first session of the Masters is done…

Well. How did that happen? Three months have evaporated. It has been the most intense, all-consuming ‘thing’ that I’ve done in a very long time. It is a very long time since I worked full-time (then a 60-hour week, no… Continue Reading →

J is for J-Class

Love at first sight In August 2001, when learning to swim was still on my ‘to-do’ list and I had no interest in actually sailing, I’d taken up a friend’s offer to hang out on the Isle of Wight for… Continue Reading →

N is for Night Sailing

In insurance terms, sailing is known as a dangerous sport, but most of the time, unless you’re slightly bonkers, it’s really a set of calculated risks. That said, there are times when things go wrong, and you make the best… Continue Reading →

A is for Ambition (the sea and me)

Bear with, as Miranda might say. Until relatively recently (in my comparative lifetime), I believed that the sea was something you visited. It was there. A repository for holidays. For times when you needed to ‘get away from it all,’… Continue Reading →

An alphabet of ‘the sea and me…’

So, I decided that I wanted to up my reflections on the sea. The sea was one of the drawing forces that drove us to live in Cornwall. Recently I’ve been thinking about the notion of the sea. What does… Continue Reading →

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