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A maiden gathering winter fuel?
No. it’s a partially buried pebble and a strand of seaweed left on the beach at low tide!
A beach at low tide often presents a wide range of interesting shapes and patterns. Sometimes strands of seaweed, particularly in silhouette, can suggest the outlines of characters, objects or landscape features. In these instances I have retained the original shapes but have removed or neutralized the background. Otherwise there have been no additions or subtractions to the original photos.
The Age of the Selfie
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.