Mist on the Hills Lynmouth
A greetings card. 8 x 6 inches approximately.
Each card is £2. Sold in packs of six at £12.
The tide is on the flood in Lynmouth harbour with the ketch ‘Three Sisters’ lying at her mooring beneath the Rhendish Tower with mist sitting low down on the surrounding hills.
The Rhendish Tower, has a beacon on top to guide fishing boats into the harbour, and used to be used for storing water for the public baths. Some say it was built as a copy of a tower on the Rhine in the 1800s. It was swept away in the 1952 floods and the present tower is a replica.
The wooden trading ketch, the Three Sisters is typical of the ketches used throughout the South West and was owned by the Peddar family of Lynmouth. The heavy wooden dinghy being pushed into the water will shortly be taking trippers along the North Devon coast to Coombe Martin.
The road that leads up from the harbour in Lynmouth is called Mars Hill, and used to be to only way between Lynmouth and Lynton and coal, slate and everything else from the cargoes offloaded in the harbour had to be dragged up the hill.