HAHA Yes Nick, I thought of a whale here as well, until zooming in. Hi dear Jim, came to this shot from another page where you put this link up. a wonderful old cottage, a great composition, a place that would surely be nice to visit.
Hello to you my friend. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your new "renovated" place. :)
Best wishes to you along with a hug
A lovely shot of the Thatched Cottage a grace and favour residence owned by the Marquis of Normanby and so nice to see a different angle not the usual one people take.
A few little inaccuracies in your description though Jim, this part of the village is built on rock not clay and not all the residents are "rich"! And you can get insurance. From a poor Runswick Bay cottage owner :-)
Nick Weall~~~~Thatched cottages are very rare in this neck of the woods Nick..There are few, if any, local reed beds so I'm guessing that his Lordship must have called in a favour or two..As for the "beached whale", I do recall a very large whale being washed up along this beach many years ago...Getting rid of the smelly, rotting carcass posed a big problem for the authorities at the time.
Sarah O~~~~I'm still in decorating mode Sarah...I took a forced break for a few weeks due to total exhaustion..Now I'm re-energised I'll be finished in a couple of weeks! As for the cottage, It certainly commands a fantastic view across the bay..Living here on a stormy winters night with gale-force Easterly blast and mountainous seas pounding those concrete defences could possibly put a different aspect on things!
hjf909~~~A warm welcome hjf909 :) I'm delighted to welcome you to these pages and I am so grateful for your local knowledge and input and for correcting my inaccuracies too.
Many villagers in the coastal fringe have been forced to move away from the village centres since the high cost of properties are beyond the reach of young locals, many of whom are on relatively low wages. Hence the ever growing number of holiday lets or week-end bolt holes for the nouveaux riches. There can be few villagers who can claim to own their own cottage in Runswick Bay, long may you do so..Thank you so much for your visit and excellent feedback!
To you all, I express my profound thanks for your friendly visits, your words of praise and encouragement without which, none of this would have any relevance :)
Came here from the link off the 'bay in one shot'
Must confess I don't think I have ever been here :( I really have missed out.
You got great clarity off a boat!! It must have been a calm day :)
Wonderful job on the other one !!!!
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