• poldark sunset
  • sunset estuary
  • halcyon days
  • cliffs and surf
  • lighthouse
  • beach huts by the pier 2
  • Lancashire sand dunes
  • the old cockle picker
  • bringing home the catch
  • bell rock lighthouse
  • fisherman
  • sunset over the sea
  • oh to be in England
  • dav
  • waves 1
  • harbour magic
  • smeatons tower
  • sunrise - an impression
  • 12x24 on the beach oil on board
  • Bass Rock 28 x 20 oil on board
  • across the bay
  • boats in the estuary
  • cockle pickers
  • Boy on the beach
  • morning on the Thames
  • through the sand dunes
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  • climbing the dunes
  • sails in the bay
  • beachcombing sunset
  • cockle pickers at sunset
  • crossing the sands
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  • red rocks
  • beach combing
  • along the branch line
  • beers by the beach 2
  • waiting for the tide
  • the surfer
  • irene in the surf
  • sunset dreaming
  • fishing
  • sunset cyclist
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  • secret cover
  • running in
  • Leaping boy!
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  • chains
  • lazy-days
  • sunrise
  • secret-cove
  • on-the-shore
  • lonely-fisherman
  • beached
  • shallows
  • estuary-sunset
  • sunset over the bay
  • surfer
  • sisters-on-the-beach
  • happy-days
  • halcyon-days
  • cheeky-girls
  • cheeky-girls-2
  • beach-babes
  • coral-island
  • Botany Bay dusk
  • Botany Bay afternoon
  • beach bicycles a
  • waiting for the tide to come in 2
  • ireland-dingle

Coastal

Chains

chains

There’s something huge and monumental about these iron chains  fixing these boats to the their anchors.

I liked the different colours and different sized boats lined up together all with their huge iron chains.  These chains speak to me of power, stability, industry, achievement and the swooping gulls refer to flight, freedom, and the wind. 

There’s an allegory here…… everything and everyone needs stability. Even the most powerful. Chains anchor us.  Be careful if you cut them….. 

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