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…
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)