Most famous for the grave of black slave Sambo and the Cotton Tree which survived over his grave for many many years until killed in a storm.
The point is a nice place to visit for birdlife, walking and general estuary life with it's old cottages and fishing boats. Our photographic club had a meet there and with luck the weather was good.
Sunderland Point is on the north side of the Lune estuary, about a mile nearer the sea than Glasson Dock which is on the south side. The nearest river crossing is at Lancaster, 4 or 5 miles upstream. The point is cut off by the full tide and depending on tide heights it may be an hour or even four before you can cross the causeway.
Glasson Dock from Sunderland Point.
|CONTENTS of SITE|
|AIRCRAFT other fliers|
|ARRAN ISLAND HOLIDAY|
|BARBON HILL CLIMB|
|BOATS and BOATING|
|KITE and WINDSURFING|
|LAND and SEASCAPES|
|LAND and SEASCAPES-2|
|LAND and SEASCAPES-3|
|SCOTTISH HOLIDAY 2010|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag2|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag3|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag4|
|S/W IRELAND HOL 2007|
|SUNSETS and SUNRISES|
|SCOTTISH HOL - 2007|
As you would expect there are boats everywhere. Dinghies, pleasure boats, fishing boats of both old and modern construction.
This is a clinker built fishing boat. The construction is of overlapping planks, steamed to shape and fastened with copper nails to the inner shaped ribs. The gaps between the planks are caulked with tar or a more modern material. Unfortunately this type of boatbuilding is a dying art with modern plastic construction being easier to keep up to scratch and cheaper to construct.
It has it's own post box.
Local fisherman Trevor Owen is seen here attending his fixed nets and returning to his home.
Trevor's wife, Margaret also fishes and here she is cleaning the rubbish from her nets before the tide floods again and covers them. The nets are set to fish on the ebb tide.
One of our members, Bryan Trigwell, decided it would be good to get some closer pictures of Margaret at work and crossed the beach via a hard pebble path. However he misheard Margaret's instruction to go back the same way and took a short cut. He had to be rescued when he lost both boots in thick mud. Margaret dug them out for him and handed them back for washing.
Margaret, finishing off her nets and collecting firewood that had caught in the mesh.
Trevor and Margaret's modern trawler and a more traditional type.
Old sea defences and a washed up tree root.
Derek lines up a special picture.
Some of the moored boats and others for repair or sale.