Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Wivenhoe, Essex

Hubby and I visited Wivenhoe on Monday. Wivenhoe is a quaint town in Essex, approximately three miles from Colchester. The village is on the banks of the River Colne and Wivenhoe Cross. The town's history centres around fishing, ship building, and smuggling - and is considered to have a bohemian quality, popular with local artists and writers. Much of Wivenhoe is also a designated conservation area, with many streets being of particular architectural interest. We had a lovely day wandering around in the sunshine, stopping for lunch in the Rose & Crown pub overlooking the river. We also liked looking at the fishing boats. I feel a boat themed coastal painting may be next on the agenda.
 


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  1. Hubby was talking about living there - but their 'high street' consists of five shops!!! Yikes! Maybe a bit toooo quiet??

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  2. Nice photo's Andrea. The young swan looks like a painting already!

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  3. Thanks. The mother swan was very protective of its offspring. Kept hissing at us even though we were watching from a safe distance!

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  4. Yeah, looks lovely - like Peter, I did think at first that the swan photo had a painted feel to it!

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