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One man and his dog.

One man and his dog.
Viking Bay Broadstairs, kent

A little history of Broadstairs and Viking Bay,

Broadstairs was originally known as Bradstowe which is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means "Broad Place". The name evolved into Broadstairs as a result of the broad "Chapel Stairs" which once led up from the beach to the cliff top.
Originally a small hamlet, the inhabitants made a living from fishing, shipbuilding and during periods of the 18th and 19th centuries ....... from smuggling!
There has been a pier or jetty here since 1490 the last one was destroyed by the great storm of 1897 and rebuilt in 1905.

Viking bay originally known as "The Main Sands", this name was later changed after the arrival, at this bay, of the "Hugin" on July 28th, 1949. The Hugin, a replica Viking Ship, was sailed from Denmark to commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the landing by Hengist in 449 AD.
The Hugin is now on permanent display at Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate - the site of the original landing.



Nouchetdu38, Don Barrett (aka DBs travels), Berny, Diana Australis and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo

14 comments - The latest ones
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Happy moment, John !!!!!!
2 years ago.
Zulma club
Such an interesting spot John!! Great text!! Have a great day my friend.
2 years ago.
TOZ club
Love the blue and yellow huts John
HFF have a nice weekend
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Excellent viewpoint, nice scene, fine reflections on wet sand! HFF, John!
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Excellent beach shot!

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2 years ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta club
HFF and a very nice weekend !!!
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
HFF and a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Great curves, beach huts and balance to this John. The man and his dog add interest too. Well done.

HFF, have a great weekend,
2 years ago.
Gudrun club
Well composed with the curve of the bay, the man and dog are nicely placed- HFF, John!
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
I think the dog is airborne in this terrific shot John
The curve helps make the excellent composition,
HFF and a good weekend
2 years ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Interesting story ! HFF John !
2 years ago.
Ecobird club
Nicely composed image and I love the title John. Well captured. HFF and have a good weekend
2 years ago.
 John Schafer
John Schafer
Like the colorful rooms along the bank! I guess they are changing rooms?
2 years ago.
John Lawrence club
has replied to John Schafer
Thanks for comment John, in answer to your question a lot of the beach huts are privately owned and are used to change in and make tea/coffee and perhaps a sandwich to enjoy a day at the beach! and sit outside on a deckchair!
2 years ago.

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