I’m a PhD student at the University of York, researching the sea in Middle English and Old Norse-Icelandic romance. This blog began in 2014, when I was midway through my BA in the same city; in the years since, it has changed as many times as I have. It has been the repository of artwork, sketches, and stories throughout my travels. Now, this is a place for collecting stories and thoughts. Those original “doodles” have become illustrations for these stories, but they remain an indispensable part of my thinking process.