‘And there on the coast of Cumberland mingle
The fresh and the salt, the cinders and the shingle.’
From Norman Nicholson’s ‘Five Rivers’ (1944) in Collected Poems, ed Neil Curry. (1994) Faber & Faber.
From satellite views to the microscopic and molecular, from micro-organisms to invertebrate animals to humans, The Fresh and the Salt looks at the ever-changing margins on both sides of the Solway Firth and the interwoven stories of its inhabitants.