22nd June 2014
I quite like the old lighthouse at Talacre.
It looks a little run down these days and has a serious tilt where the sea has undermined the foundations but I like it’s sense of isolation.
I’ve never managed to time my visit for a full tide, which might be interesting, but I thought the wind ruffling through the marram grass on the dunes had some of the feel of a lively sea.
Returning by a different route than we normally take I spotted an old ship over the hedgerows and we followed a footpath to have a closer look.
It turns out that the ship is the Duke of Lancaster, which was moored here to be turned into an activity centre before falling foul of political troubles from the local council.
It now lies here slowly rusting away and attracting graffiti artists behind a security fence, instead of becoming a tourist attraction, providing employment in an area that could certainly benefit from such an interesting project.
As it is, it makes an interesting subject if you can get to a good viewpoint.