Bucks Mills. 'The incoming tide.'
An open edition giclee print. 22 x 14.5 inches approximately.
This is Bucks Mills, a small costal village between Clovelly and Bideford. This view is from the gut, where the rocks were blasted away to allow the fishing boats to land their catch on the beach. As the tide floods in the crew of a Bucks ledge boat are loading with lobster pots and will depart to sea as soon as they are afloat. When they return they will attach a cable from one of the winches at the base of the cliffs and turn the handle to haul the heavy boat up the pebbled beach.
There are massive lime kilns at Bucks Mills which provided lime wash for the cottages and lime to fertilise the fields. Coastal erosion has meant that gradually the kilns are being undermined along with the cottages, and their gardens, a barn, the pathway and a flagpole have all been taken away by the sea.