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A commercial fishing fleet is now a thing of the past at Aldeburgh. Skipper Dean Fryer explains why: ‘Bureaucracy, paperwork, over-the-top EU quotas and the rising costs of simply fuelling and maintaining a boat has driven most fishermen out of business.’
Nevertheless, fishing seems to be a part of the DNA for many. The high tide line along the beach is marked by a sprinkling of small boats and, behind them, a row of black fishermen’s huts. Typically a catch might include sole, skate, bass, flounder, lobster and/or crab.
The shingle beach shelves steeply and ‘vintage’ tractors are used to haul the boats to safe dry land.
Camber Sands are a stretch of coastline in East Sussex between Rye and the Dungeness headland. The Sands comprise a flat, golden beach about 5 miles long and provide a favourite venue for kite surfers. They have been, and are, used frequently for film and TV scenes requiring a desert location.
Although in peak holiday season the beach becomes extremely popular, much of the year, because of its vast expanse, there is ample space to be ‘alone’. The beach shelves very gently and at low tide it can require a long walk to reach a swimmable depth of sea.
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The tranquility of the location evoked a natural, tender response from these two young lovers.
Man and his best friend take a relaxed stroll along the beach, alone with their thoughts and the soothing sound of the lapping waves.