Greetings all from Suffolk.I wish every one a fantastic 2014 and peace in the world and every one to unite as one and live in harmony.
This beautiful coast is one of my favourite places as it is mostly unspoilt coastline.
Covehithe is a hamlet and civil parish in the Waveney district of the English county of Suffolk. It lies on the North Sea coast around 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Southwold and 7 miles (11 km) south of Lowestoft. Neighbouring settlements include Benacre, South Cove and Frostenden.
The coastline in the Covehithe area has eroded rapidly and the settlement, which was previously known as North Hales, has suffered significant loss of land and buildings in the past. It is located within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.
Erosion caused the coastline at Covehithe to retreat more than 500 metres between the 1830s and 2001, according to contemporary Ordnance Survey maps. This can be seen most obviously on the sand cliffs above the beach where the road running from the church simply falls away down onto the beach. The Anchor public house had closed by 1882 and is the only recorded pub within the village.
In the Middle Ages Covehithe prospered as a small town and during the reign of Edward I was granted a fair on the feast day of St Andrew. It takes its modern name from the de Cove family who held land there at that time, and that fact it had a hithe, or quay, for loading and unloading small vessels. By the 17th Century however it had fallen victim, like nearby Dunwich, to coastal erosion. The large church of St Andrew which had been built on the back of its wealth was largely pulled down, although the tower remains, and a smaller church erected amongst the ruins in 1672. Fishing was a key industry in Covehithe, especially for herring.. There is also archaeological evidence of the linen industry having been carried out at Covehithe until the 18th century.
During World War I Covehithe airfield was a night-landing ground which was operated from 1915 to 1919 by the Royal Naval Air Service as a satellite station for RNS Great Yarmouth. The airfield covered 33 hectares (82 acres) and was equipped with searchlights and paraffin lights for night landing and was used for anti-Zeppelin patrols by Number 73 Wing. In 1918 it was transferred to 273 Squadron of No. 4 Group RAF which flew DH9, DH4 and Sopwith Camel aircraft from the site. The airfield was closed in 1919 and the land returned to agricultural use.
During World War II the coastline at Covehithe formed part of the defence line against possible German invasion. A series of pill boxes and other defences were in place, although most of these have since been lost to coastal erosion. A Chain Home Extra Low radar station was established at Covehithe in 1942 by the Royal Air Force. Cheers every one from Iain
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rbassin (17535) 2013-12-31 1:55
Une très belle photo, l'endroit est sauvage avec de magnifiques couleurs et une lumière agréable;
une photo bien cadrée avec le sable, les troncs, les herbes et le bleu de la mer.
Une bonne année 2014
rasterman (311) 2013-12-31 3:57
Nice picture with great vivid colors that I like too much. Great "temperature" contrast between warm colors of sand and nice blue colors of water and sky... I like it...nice work
petarl (971) 2013-12-31 5:15
I like the atmosphere of this photo very much. Just like the colour of the sand on the beach. The sun coming behind your back gives it that attractive gold colour. And, details on the sand are also attractive, those small obstacles, wooden trunks, grass, tiny undulations and footsteps. Blue water surfaces are nicely balances on in the background, one the left the other with waves on the right. I could even see a dog and two people strolling on the beach which is a photo and story for itself (It’s because I have opened original photo. If the quality of the camera was unlimited that would be another good photo).
bukitgolfb301 (35412) 2013-12-31 20:51
Hi dear Lain, how are you?
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !!
VBery artstic an poetic image full of nostalgy and deserted atmosphere via panfocus appraoch, that make so clear and sharp image at all, Greta work from new year!
All the best and have the first day of new year! Takero from warm and fine day's Tokyo