Lyme Regis, on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, is one of my favourite towns. One morning in August last year I left my family enjoying the sandy beach and went hunting for images. I have shared some of my larger compositions in earlier posts, but I also snapped up some details, trying to capture some of the textures of the harbour.
The distinctive S shape of Lyme’s famous seawall, The Cobb, has become a symbol for the town.
The harbour is used by pleasure boats and fishing boats, and there are plenty of interesting textures in the paraphernalia of the trade.
Old wooden hulls contrast with modern plastic fenders.
Colours of rust show up against black doors.
There are plenty of interesting signs as well, some with a sense of humour.
This last shot is more about people than textures, although I suppose the town’s people are part of its texture on a larger scale. Appropriate to its strong maritime flavour, Lyme Regis has a Boat Building Academy. I snapped some youngsters taking a break from their craft.
More from Lyme another day.