Friday, June 02, 2006

Walk Thirty-nine – Weekend away

nazetower
WALK38

For a couple of days ‘home’ is a bed and breakfast in the east coast seaside town of Walton-on-the-Naze. Hugo is sailing with the sea cadets so rather than driving, dropping him off and then coming back a couple of days later, we thought we’d enjoy the break. This tower is the Naze Tower, built in 1721 by Trinity House long before lighthouses became commonplace. Its original purpose was to act as a marker for ships approaching the Harwich harbour, a duty which it still performs today. I sat down on the grassy bank half way up the cliffs to draw this, so you can only see the top of the tower. Lots of lovely birds, black headed gulls and sand martins nesting in holes in the soft red cliff face.

3 Comments:

Blogger Penny said...

This is such a nice painting, with the history that goes with it.Isnt it nice to have a week end away every so often.
I have started another blog to record my walking and sketching too, I am having fun with it
Penny in South Australia

2:25 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Yes, good to get away, but I'm always a bit anxious about the lottery of how good or bad the bed and breakfast ends up being. We were fortunate this time.

7:51 am  
Blogger pedalpower said...

lovely, lovely, lovely!

4:54 am  

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