Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Circular Walk from the cottage


I followed the path seen from the landing window. It snakes around, crosses a bridge over the Tarka trail...

and comes out on the beach. The Severn Sands boat in the distance and the Quay cafe beyond. As I got closer to the vessel I heard a strange clanging sound coming from its bowels.

There was no sign of anyone and no visible means of boarding it at low tide. I heard the clanging again and decide to walk towards the cafe and civilisation. It felt decidedly creepy.

It was a relief to walk up through butttercup meadow and reach the cottage...

and tell MTL about my strange Marie Celeste experience .
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12 comments:

Eryl Shields said...

If you could have seen a way to board the Severn Sands would you have been tempted?

Kim Ayres said...

Was it the Clangers making the clanging sound?

Scarlet-Blue said...

A ghost ship! Probably someone doing repairs down below. Always causes a bit of a din.
Sx

PI said...

Eryl: with you there beside me I'd have been in like Flynn:)

Kim: not sure - the Clangers seems to ring a bell.

Scarlet: they had to be ghostly repairers else how did they get there?

Leah said...

How wonderfully spooky!

kenju said...

I have a feeling that the clanging you heard was due to expansion of the metal joints, since the boat was out of water and would have temperature changes.

Kanani said...

I would love coming across a boat like that on a walk. I can only imagine what it looks like shrouded in fog!

PI said...

Leah: even in broad daylight I felt a little nervous and didn't linger.

Judy: ohhhhh! Spoil sport:)

Kanani: I have seen it like that but only from a distance. Apparently it just turned up on the beach about a year ago and the people who own the award winning cafe were not best pleased. I want to know all about it but getting info is like pulling hen's teeth.

debra said...

My youngest daughter would be there with her camera. I would be tempted to join her.

PI said...

Debra: it certainly makes a great subject to photograph.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oooooooooo! Mysteriouso...! What a lovely place that is....So much to see and to experience, including the scary stuff...!

PI said...

Naomi: did you see that Randall followed a ink and read about someone who had sneaked on board and heard clanging sounds as he walked around.