Welcome to Meteowriter, a website on history, estuaries, wildlife and the weather, particularly for the Mersey Estuary and Cumbria.
I’m a scientist, writer and photographer with a book on the Mersey Estuary (link). Follow the links below if you’d like insights into these topics and tips on writing and photography.
The Mersey Estuary
The Mersey Estuary stretches from Warrington to Liverpool and the Wirral. Read about some of the outdoors art, bird’s eye views and unexpected sights around the estuary, and its wildlife and tidal bore. Also, about the lost rivers of Liverpool, how land was reclaimed to build the city’s port, and a new polar research vessel. There is also a post listing useful websites and books about the estuary and a review of a Channel 5 programme on the port. This page gives more details.
Writing and photography
If you are interested in writing and photography, these links give some thoughts on organising research for nonfiction books and photographing waterbirds. You can see more photographs here and some tips on photographic post-processing and video-making here and here. I also describe writing The Mersey Estuary: A Travel Guide here.
Weather and climate
There are many opportunities to see wildlife around the UK’s coasts and estuaries, including spectacular aerial waterbird displays called murmurations, along with seals and other marine life. See here also to read about sites in the Mersey Estuary and beyond, and here to read about the problem of invasive plant species.