An open edition giclee print. 22.5 x 14.5 inches approximately.
The two lads are playing on the old quay in the North Devon village of Appledore. They are highly impressed by the new Riley Lynx tourer that has just arrived as its owner chats to one of the local boat men. Moored off the quay are sailing ketches which ply their trade along the Bristol Channel and Irish Sea ports.
The original stone quay had a beautiful sweep that followed the curve of the houses. During World War Two the estuary was thronged with landing craft and the quay was widened and straightened to facilitate the mooring and resupply of naval vessels. At spring tides the quay was prone to flooding and so was further extended and raised in the mid 1990's.