Thursday 16 June 2011

On the mud at Margate - # 91/2011

The tide's going out and the fishing boat is resting on the mud at Margate Harbour.  As you can see the usual brisk north-easterly wind is livening things up.  These old seaside towns like Margate once had great charm, but air-travel and sunseeking abroad have brought them to their knees and they now struggle, and cope with dereliction, trying to find a way to revive themselves.


  1. Thanks for the comment. I would like to see a photo set of the restored St Paul's London. Does one exist?

  2. Hi Stuart! Too windy to go to the beach; better surf the Net... ;)
    Dry dock!! ;)

    Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you in Corsica... Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. This is a part of the world I too knew as a child. I recall going to Broadstairs at holidays times and visiting Margate. Later when I lived near to Sandwich, Margate was a hop skip and a jump. You are so right, these towns are no longer holiday places and more's the pity but you can still get glimpses of how they once were.