Thursday, 30 January 2014
A House by the Shore
A damp winter's day doesn't make for the best walking. The rocks are slippery, and even the shingle seems to give way more readily than usual. That day, the cloud was low and drizzle frequent but, every now and then, a weak sun peered out and transformed the scene.
At first glance it resembles the many small stone-walled houses which date back to the early years of the 19th century and beyond, but it's in very good condition, with most walls standing, and its dimensions are unusual. Because of the undergrowth, we couldn't measure it, but while its width looks to be somewhere around the usual 5m, it's much longer than other houses, at least 10m.