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Orford, Suffolk

By fentiger    
Orford is a small town on the Suffolk Coast.

An important geographical feature of the area is Orford Ness, a long, wide shingle spit at the mouth of the Ore. Orford Ness has in the past been used as an airstrip testing facility and in the early 1970s it was the site of a powerful radar station as part of the Cold War defences against low flying attacking aircraft; today it is a nature reserve run by the National Trust.

Tags: Suffolk Boats Sea Wrecks Landscape and travel Orford Orford ness

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22 Jul 2014 12:53PM
Fine composition Albert,
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2014 2:09PM
Great cpature AlbertSmile

11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2014 2:48PM
A first rate composition with lots to see and admire.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
22 Jul 2014 4:02PM
I have said to before but I do always fell a pang of sadness when I see old timber boats rotting away like theses, but then the photographic urge kicks in and I realise too what great subject they can make. How they contrast with the pristine yachts bobbing on the b/g.
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2014 4:29PM
Beautifully captured.SmileSmile
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
22 Jul 2014 4:44PM
interesting contrast
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
22 Jul 2014 5:31PM
Great imageSmile
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
22 Jul 2014 6:40PM
Great clarity, brilliant shot, Albert.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
22 Jul 2014 6:43PM
very fine indeed!
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2014 6:57PM
I agree with Ronnie, deeply sad but a photographic opportunity too good to miss, and you didn't miss it!
danbrann 17 640 17
22 Jul 2014 7:06PM
A crack Albert and a very informative narrative.
22 Jul 2014 7:25PM
I'm sure I photographed the same boat about 4 years ago, Albert!
A superb, if quite sad, image!

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2014 7:56PM
A beautiful spot and an excellent image Albert.

Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
22 Jul 2014 8:05PM
.... and a graveyard for boats, Albert.

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2014 8:45PM
That area has definitely been through the wars Albert

Excuse the punWink

capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2014 10:32PM
Old rotting boats are made in heaven for photographers.Smile

fentiger 21 920 24 England
23 Jul 2014 8:15AM
Many thanks to everyone who have looked, voted and commented.

Tish1 Plus
9 32 5 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2014 12:49AM
Interesting write up, equally interesting image, glad to know that despite the history, this area is not serving a better cause.


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