Friday, September 12, 2008

Beside the Sea

I'm just back from a lovely couple of days in and around Barrow-in-Furness, that much-maligned town at the End of the World, Cumbria.

Some of my favourite relatives live there - in fact we kidnapped one of them and brought her back to Leeds with us for a bit. She seemed happy about it.

More about it all tomorrow, but meanwhile, here's a demonstration of why I love being beside the sea: it never looks the same twice.

Here's an old boat, in a photo taken on February 13th this year, a couple of days before Emily and Gareth's wedding:

Here it was yesterday, in the same place:

Here's the walkway down to where the little Piel Island Ferry goes from, with Piel Island in the distance, back in February:

Here it was yesterday:

No animals were harmed, or Photoshop used, in the making of these photos - it just shows how different the weather conditions, tides and light can be.


Anonymous Bun said...

I liked the photos. I have been to Barrow, but was many many moons ago. Visited a uni friend who lived there after our exams I believe. She always slated the place but it seemed OK. I was fascinated by the submarine yards. Nice being on the sea, too.

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Blogger Debby said...

Wow what a difference a tide makes!

11:33 am  
Anonymous Jay said...

Gorgeous photos! Just beautiful... look at the colours and the light. As you say, so different in the comparable scenes.

The only time I've been to Barrow-in-Furness was on our honeymoon, which was spent in a cottage in Satterthwaite.

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