A Sand Barge anchoring off the Appledore Lifeboat Slipway. 'The Sand Barge'
A limited edition giclee print of 495. 22 x 16 inches approximately.
As evening approaches a sand barge coasts in off the lifeboat slip at Appledore and will shortly turn into wind to drop anchor. The dinghy on the slipway is artistic license as there would be rude words spoken to anybody who blocked the slipway with a dinghy!
There is very good sand in the river Torridge used for the building trade so over the centuries many sand barges worked along the estuary, but this has recently had to cease. In the background is the huge area of sand dunes of Braunton Burrows which lead to Crow Point which lies on the entry to the river Taw. The removal of sand has led to the rapid erosion of the dunes so that at spring tides Crow Point is now an island.