Friday, 1 February 2008


Before geological investigations were much attended to in these parts, it was supposed that this celebrated reef was formed by some Typhoeus, or by some other supernatural being of a worse name, with the intention of continuing it to Denmark or Norway, so that the witches, who, braving the perils of the deep, had been accustomed to come over to this country in egg shells, might arive by dry land; but fortunately this evil-disposed personage lost his hammer before his wishes were realized, so his labours ceased.

Martin Simpson 1855

sleeplessness. what a long night. i go to bed my head filled with tiny witches, swirling around in their egg boats, cackling.....

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