I’m linking up with Helen  today at a ‘ Flash of Inspiration’ 
for a weekend walk.
Actually this is part 2 of my walk last weekend as I didn’t want my post to be too long. If you remember we spent some time at The West Somerset Railway at the Bishop’s Lydeard station. 
After we waved goodbye to the children on the train we drove on to Watchet.
Watchet harbour isn’t a picturesque West Country harbour with pretty painted boats and bunting. No it is a gritty working harbour, full of rust, oil and mud as the North Somerset coast is not sandy no it is muddy. But it is a photographer’s dream, if you like grunge and oil and rust which I do. But there was some pretty with lavender and colourful flags and the gorgeous little West Highland Terrier who was very interested in what I was doing.

The statue dedicated to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner ‘ was suitably rough as if he had been hewn straight out of rock.

It is an ancient Mariner
And he stoppeth one of three
‘By thy long mane and glittering eye
Now wherefore stoppeth thou me ?
Coleridge rented a cottage not far from Watchet in Western Zoyland and it is believed that the epic poem was based on Watchet.
Have you been on a walk ? Why don’t you link up today ?

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6 thoughts on “GRIT AND GRUNGE

  1. Oh this is fab Viv! Firstly I can almost smell the passing steam train – there's something about them that always make people stop and watch! I've never heard of Watchet – it may not be a picture perfect fishing village but you've done it proud with your collection of photos! I have stacks of oily and rusty ones from my holiday in France – it's taking an age to get through them though. Thanks for linking with my Weekend Walks!

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