Monmouth Beach, (Lyme Regis)

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Monmouth Beach, (Lyme Regis)

On his ill fated attempt to overthrow King James II the Duke of Monmouth landed on this beach 11th June 1685 he was subsequently defeated at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6th July 1685, This was the last major battle fought between English forces on English soil. For anyone interested a link to Bridgwater Museum www.bridgwatermuseum.org.uk/battleofsedgemoor.htm Large please

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Turnstone

Searching for food at the tide line on a sunny but chilly day, Large view recommended

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Happy Sunday !

From St Peter and St Paul, Over Stowey, Somerset, The tower and part of the nave date from the 14th century, There is also 15th century work but the building was heavily restored and enlarged in the 19th century, In 16.9 so large view appreciated please

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At length did cross an albatross, HFF

A statue of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Ancient Mariner stands on the promenade, He was staying at nearby Nether Stowey with friends William and Dorothy Wordsworth when having walked over the Quantock Hills to Watchet he was inspired to write the poem, Link to full poem poets.org/poem/rime-ancient-mariner Statue by Alan B Herriot of Penicuik, Scotland, The evening sun casts long shadows and tide is about to turn and refill the harbour which been dry for some hours. Please view large.

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Into the Sun

A part of the Somerset coastline this time looking towards Blue Anchor Bay with North Hill, Minehead in the distance. Large may be better

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Sunset Bay, HFF

Only a few sunset watchers remain as the sun disappears behind the higher ground of South Wales leaving Bridgwater Bay bathed in golden light, The Island of Steep Holm and the Welsh Coast left of image and Burnham on Sea beyond the fence line, the gull was flying a little fast for my settings. Recommend large view please.

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Quay West. HFF

The Somerset Coast at Quay West, Minehead on a warm summer evening, The trees in the background form the seward side of North Hill which is a fringe of Exmoor National Park. Large please for details..

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Waiting for the Evening Tide

The point where the River Brue flows into the River Parret before it enters the sea in Bridgwater Bay, Large may be good

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Little White Cloud

Sailing on the River Parrett as the sun sets. Re the type of cloud a great suggestion of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctilucent_cloud from Leon_Vienna many thanks.
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