A striking headstone in the churchyard at Walberswick, Suffolk

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This photo of an outstanding gravestone in the churchyard  at Walberswick was taken shot by my bandmate and occasional Intheboatshed.net contributor Malcolm Woods.

The carving of what I think is a smack and waves is great, obviously, but I particularly like the puffy little clouds so characteristic of a good sailing day…

Thanks Malcolm!

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Photos from a harbour stroll: Southwold and Walberswick

Southwold Harbour on the River Blythe and, on the opposite bank, Walberswick is a great place for a stroll, and it’s a delight to see so many well maintained traditional craft still in use, often for fishing.

Among other things, the photos in this gallery include:

  • Southwold Harbour itself and some of the local boats
  • the rowed ferry (the tide’s pretty fierce here, so the ferryman or woman has to pull well up-stream or up-tide to make it across)
  • the ferry operator’s shed
  • the village of Walberswick with its fishermen’s cottages and, right in the centre, its non-conformist chapel, which looks very much as if it was built in the 19th century way from standard parts ordered from a catalogue
  • in the Walberswick pub The Bell, a photo of local fisherman, singer of old fashioned and traditional song, and well remembered all-round character Dinks Cooper (see this earlier post)