On Sunday we drove to Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast where Jan's parents were enjoying a few days' holiday. After lunch we stayed in the hotel talking, then, after a cup of tea, they went home. We wandered round the town where preparations were being made for the Carnival the following day; found the Scallop beach sculpture; and drove home via Thorpeness, just up the coast.
Here was a mere, only they spell it Meare and put a "The" in front. The setting sun provided a lovely orange light reflecting off the upturned boats; the swans gliding across the water added to the peaceful scene.
Oh - here's Maggi Hambling's "Scallop".
This steel sculpture sits on the shingle just north of Aldeburgh and is dedicated to Benjamin Britten, who used to walk along the beach here. It has its detractors, but I like it.
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