• poldark sunset
  • sunset estuary
  • halcyon days
  • cliffs and surf
  • lighthouse
  • the old cockle picker
  • bringing home the catch
  • bell rock lighthouse
  • fisherman
  • oh to be in England
  • waves 1
  • smeatons tower
  • sunrise - an impression
  • 12x24 on the beach oil on board
  • Bass Rock 28 x 20 oil on board
  • boats in the estuary
  • cockle pickers
  • through the sand dunes
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  • climbing the dunes
  • sails in the bay
  • beachcombing sunset
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  • red rocks
  • beach combing
  • waiting for the tide
  • the surfer
  • irene in the surf
  • sunset dreaming
  • fishing
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  • secret cover
  • running in
  • lazy-days
  • secret-cove
  • on-the-shore
  • lonely-fisherman
  • beached
  • sunset over the bay
  • surfer
  • coral-island

Coastal

Smeaton’s Tower

smeatons tower

It’s no accident we’re under stormy clouds. I imagine Francis Drake here finishing his game of bowls before heading off to destroy the  Spanish Armada.

I never fail to be impressed by this magnificent view and Drake’s calmness in the face of danger.

Imagine looking out there and instead of seeing these few frigates you saw 800 enemy ships!

It has everything in this view; the stunning lighthouse, Plymouth Sound, even the bandstand, the Dome restaurant and Drake’s island.

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