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The Coast of Britain

Ian Lewis | Hastings Fishing Boat

Hastings Fishing Boat

A wooden fishing boat on the beach at Hastings Old Town on the south coast of East Sussex. Fishing boats have been beached on this area of shingle known as The Stade, an Anglo-Saxon word for landing place, for over a thousand years and this is now the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Britain.
Ian Lewis | Rhossili Bay On The Gower Peninsula

Rhossili Bay On The Gower Peninsula

The beautiful sweep of sand and sea at Rhossili Bay on the coast of the Gower Peninsula, South Wales. This is the view from the cliff top leading to Worms Head which forms one side of the bay. Unsurprisingly this stretch of sand has been voted Britain's Best Beach for two years running - and the third best in Europe! It has featured in a number of film and TV programmes and featured in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Ian Lewis | Launching from The Stade

Launching from The Stade

A fishing boat from the Hastings fishing fleet being pushed into the water by a rusting tractor. When it returns it will be pulled up on to the beach by winch. Fishing boats have been beached on this area of shingle known as The Stade, an Anglo-Saxon word for landing place, for over a thousand years and this is now the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Britain.
Ian Lewis | Thames Sailing Barge

Thames Sailing Barge

A Thames sailing barge of the type once common around the Thames estuary and England's East Coast. Being flat bottomed with a shallow draft of only two and a half feet they could sail into the creeks and inlets around the Thames estuary to carry goods. The collapsible main mast allowed them to sail under bridges.They were also very stable and possessed cargo space above and below deck.
Ian Lewis | The Moorings

The Moorings

Boats moored at the Morston Quay in Norfolk, on of the many inlets in the mudflats along this stretch of the North Norfolk coast.