A cold, still mist entranced the beach goers at Dunwich beach on this re-visit. The opaque light of the winter sun in the south moved fleetingly across the calm sea, as children searched for hag stones on the shore. A hag stone is a stone with a hole in the middle, bored out by the action of another, wedged companion stone over time. Keep one with you to ward off witches, according to folklore.
Musician Mark enjoys his downtime, after a busy working Christmas.
The atmospheric beach at Dunwich, on a winter’s day.
The last of the light cast long evening shadows over the beach at Dunwich, towards the end of a fine summer day. Only the complementary sound of birds preparing to roost disturbed the tranquil scene. The sea lapped the shingle beach and a mellow light fell on the remaining couple of visitors, who scoured the shingle for hag stones. Summer had arrived at Dunwich after a late, chilly spring and the beach was a fine place to celebrate its return.
A relaxing end to the day for Alan and Pamela.
Peace and quiet in the early evening, at Dunwich beach.
Dunwich and Dunwich Heath, which extends back from the cliffs by the beach, offer unspoilt beauty and the chance to get back to nature. There’s a smuggling tradition here too and plenty of history, as witnessed by the remains of Leiston Abbey, the imposing walls of Framlingham Castle and the beautifully preserved keep at Orford Castle.
The beach as a positive reference point for Linda.
The scene from the waterline at Dunwich beach.