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Hi Folks,

The coble is a type of open traditional fishing boat which developed on the North East coast of England. The southern-most examples occur around Hull; the type extends to Burnmouth just across the Scottish border.
The distinctive shape of the boat flat-bottomed and high-bowed arose to cope with the particular conditions prevalent in this area. Flat bottoms allowed launching from and landing upon shallow, sandy beaches; an advantage in this part of the coast where the wide bays and inlets provided little shelter from stormy weather. However, fishermen required high bows to sail in the dangerous North Sea and in particular to launch into the surf and to land on the beaches. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it shows Dutch origin.
Local boat-builders constructed the clinker-built cobles locally as required, without the use of plans. The craftsmanship on many boats gave them a long working life. They had a reputation as dangerous to sail for an inexperienced crew, but in the hands of experts could move both safely and speedily.
Today, surviving cobles generally use diesel engines, removing the need for the distinctively shaped lug sail. In a further concession to comfort, a tarpaulin shelter often covers the bow.The Northumberland coastal village of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has a pub called "The Coble", named in tribute to these boats.
Information from Wikipedia

Thanks for all the comments and clicks for 'Staithes Blues', which did rather better than I expected. Smile

This evening's upload was taken a few weeks ago, also at Staithes, when steviehutch and I found ourselves there following a misunderstanding over tide times and the words 'low' and 'high'. Grin
Both the light and the sunset were superb that evening but due to the high tide we were unable to walk around Cowbar Nab to take full advantage of it. We have made two or three trips back there since at low tide but have yet to see its like again.

I'm off out with my camera shortly but will hopefully catch up with everybody later this evening.

Dave

Brand:Canon 7D
Lens:Canon 15-85mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Coble
Username:DaveMead DaveMead
Uploaded:2 Aug 2011 - 5:30 PM
Tags:Coble, Landscape / travel, North york moors, North yorkshire coast, Staithes, Sunset
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 5:36 PM

peaceful image in stunning colours. What a contrast Smile

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myhappyplaces

Beautiful
Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:24 PM

brilliant detail dave super comp and colours a rweal beauty nice one Wink
andy

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:36 PM

A gorgeous scene, smashing!

John Smile

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FWWS1
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2 Aug 2011 - 6:51 PM

Wonderful sunset...

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:48 PM

Another fine image to your collection. Technically spot on and lovely colours. (It always rains whenever I get near Staithes!)

Dave

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 8:40 PM

really enjoyed reading your intro, very interesting, and I love the range of tones which blend so nicely with the boat too, I think there is another image too just with the boat and the lovely water, hard to say if it will work, or if you have a shot to do this with. Very nice work Dave

Linda

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MikeGreaves
3 Aug 2011 - 11:04 PM

Stunning image Dave,the coble is in just the right place,and the colours are superb.
Very interesting text description too . We had one of "those " sunsets here last night, the sky coloured up the clouds without warning, but of course I didn't go out last night with my camera !!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 9:52 PM

well composed shot Dave and you've captured the light really well.
regards
Yung

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 10:50 PM

Yes nice one David and a good narrative. We still have quite a few cobles up on our north east Coast and they always make for such a good image.

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phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2011 - 8:38 PM

Excellent capture once again .Love the colour and tones from such a simple composition which works so well Dave . Many thanks for your award , very much appreciated .Will be in touch towards the back end of next week re . Heather moors etc .....Phil

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oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2011 - 11:09 PM

a good last gasp of light Dave ,like the write up too Wink

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