Manningtree at low tide…that’s the River Stour winding it’s way towards Felixstowe…nice sky
I popped into Manningtree at lunchtime, I got as far as the Co-Op’s car park that backs onto the River Stour and so I took a walk along the banks as the tide came in – plenty of swans and even a Kingfisher were about on a pleasant if blowy lunchtime. On the far horizon you can just make out the cranes at Felixstowe.
Had a quick run across to Shotley Gate this lunchtime…I was looking to get some long exposures, but I prefer this HDR shot because it gives some idea of scale with the (actually quite large) yacht sailing past. These ships docked across the bay in Felixstowe are huge. I could see the large artics scurrying around the ships like small ants.
Dashed out at lunchtime to see if I could find a photograph. I drove up to Alton Water, but I refuse to pay £3 for all day parking when I am only going to be there 30 minutes at the most…why no option to pay a pound for an hour? So, I jumped back in the car and headed down the road and eventually reached the end of the Shotley Peninsula which looks like a fascinating place to photograph. Quite run down in parts but bang opposite Harwich in one direction and Felixstowe in the other…there are definitely some interesting pictures to be had.
This shot, as you might have guessed is of the derelict pier. It’s all fenced off so you can’t walk along it – looking at it, I don’t think you’d really want to. Across the water you can see Harwich, directly behind me is the port of Felixstowe.