I didn't get far though, far too nice a day to stay indoors and I decided to make the most of it before the bad weather arrives. So off we trekked Murphy and I, walking out of Aldeburgh inland across the fields to the West and all around the bank of the River Deben before heading in to Aldeburgh again from the South. I decided to take along my trusty camera to get a few shots of the marshes and reed beds to use as backgrounds for when I next get around to creating some bird life pictures.
Here's the area I mean, where at low tide these remnants of old barge moorings are exposed and the mud banks are often teeming with waterbirds such as plovers, oyster catchers and the like. I particularly like to see the Egrets and it's an Egret I'm planning to do sometime soon.
The number of shots I tried to take of these teasels, the buggers just wouldn't keep still in the breeze.
Walking further along the River bank I came across this abandoned boat. I find there's something sad about old derelict boats. A bit like cars and motorbikes, they have a character as if they have lived a life of their own, have stories they could tell. I wonder what times this little craft had before falling into disrepair and being abandoned here.
I like the views from around the back (shame about the garage) and the North side though. With a bit of cropping I may be able to use these views.
I'll get on with my tiger drawing tomorrow all being well and post my progress here.