Vids

A Cello Moon

A full moon. I’m up to the church on the hill to film spiders.

Faint murmuring of music quietly echoes around the gravestones.

When I slip inside the ruined church a sad solo cello is quietly groaning. I can’t see where it’s coming from.

Looming from out of the shadows is a figure on the floor. Dead silent, and still. A body left unattended, awaiting burial? Gulp.

The solitary cello sounds like it’s reverberating from the ground up, whispering and whining from within the stones.

I’m about to be spooked when the cello loudly lurches out into an upswell of swollen strings.

The corpse in the corner suddenly moves its leg.

It’s a middle-aged man laid out on the ground. In this dark ruined church. On his own. Looking up to the full moon shrouded in clouds.

Listening to John Taveners Protecting Veil.

Probably have an epiphany.

Until I turned up.

Words & Vid: Ian Nisbet

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Big Barry & The Cannibals

This Big Barry Spider lives in Hazes kitchen at the moment.

Possibly under the sink. Possibly behind the washing machine.

Unless The Cannibals have wrapped him up for dinner already. Like they did a couple of weeks ago with another black spider. Nearly as big as Barry.

Big Barry don’t come out much.

It’s not because he’s frightening.

It’s because he’s frightened.

Words & Vid: Ian Nisbet
Fearless Filming: Hazel Brown

Starcross Ferry Seal & Surfers

Over on the little Starcross ferry to Exmouth today.

A large seal was lying out on a jetty as we chugged past. ‘We don’t know its name’ said the ferry boatman.

It could be the ‘Harold’ seen over in Torbay.

On Exmouth beach the sand was white and the sun was lovely. We got sunburnt faces (in September) eating our bacon sarnies.

The windsurfers were all over the sea and sky, having a whale of a time.

And then we’ve plopped on the ferry back to Starcross.

Our Harold had scarpered.

Smugglers Tunnel to Ness Cove

After our delightful visit to Shaldon Zoo last Saturday we nipped off to nearby Ness Cove.

Down through this rather long ‘Smugglers Tunnel’.

Good job it’s well lit. Otherwise you could start imagining all sorts.

Two women and their dog had to be rescued from the cove in 2013 when the tunnel got blocked off by a landslide.

A 30 foot ladder was used to get both women and dog to safety.

Just a little interesting ‘News Extra’ there. We like to keep people informed we duz. (Well I do. Because my name is ‘Keef’)

Shaldon Zoo

A birthday trip treat to little Shaldon Zoo this afternoon.

We’re seeing: Golden-Headed Lion Tamarins; Yellow-Breasted Capuchins; Common Squirrel Monkeys; White Faced Saki Monkeys; Red Ruffed Lemurs; Gentle Lemurs; Red Bellied Lemurs.

Did we know that long nosed Potoroos existed? No. Swinhoes Striped Squirrels? No. Blue Throated Conures? No.

I’ve decided to identify all the animals you see on the vid. They need to be known. They need to be remembered. They need to be honoured.

Before they all disappear out of existence.

Vid & Words: Ian Nisbet