I am in the middle of planning my expedition and there is a lot to organise. I plan to travel to various countries around the world and I have already received several offers of help from the USA, Alaska and Australia from people who will look after me and show me around.
This is my local beach. It was made a local nature reserve in June 2006 because of the rare vegetated shingle habitat found on the stable shingle above the high tide mark.
During the winter most of the plants are growing close to the ground or have died back underneath the shingle. In spring, the beach bursts into life and colour and is at its best in the summer months. Through the autumn the plants die back until next spring. Even these plants would find it difficult in the winter so they rest beneath the ground protected by the shingle.