Jakesprinter’s theme for this week is Village. How nearly impossible to choose just one.
The villages closest to my heart are the storm tossed fishing villages of the north east coast of England. Battling the elements, they shiver beneath crumbling cliffs and cling fast to steep-sided gullies. Erosion is a daily concern. Yet visit these same villages on a calm summer’s day, and all is serenity. Not a hint of turmoil, or the toll that the sea has taken.
I love them with a passion, for their sheer beauty, and for the tenacity that holds them there. I never feel quite so free as when walking the clifftops, nor so peaceful as when rambling through their maze of streets and the miracle of their survival.
And a little up the coast, Runswick Bay.
And even sad Skinningrove, watched over by it’s wooden fishermen.
Can you see what draws me to them?
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