Taken about an hour before sunrise yesterday on the Shoebury foreshore - a blue sky dawn…
I had the pleasure of talking to the owner of this vessel a few weeks ago - The Answer was the last boat to be built in Southend by Frank Peter in 1959. Bann has owned The Answer since 1982 and maintains it in very good order, working on the hull when low tide occurs during daylight hours - the patchy marks are where he's rubbed down the worn paintwork on the hull - eventually the whole hull will be repainted and she will look pristine again ready for fishing trips in the Thames Estuary during the coming season…
Quite a few of the boats are missing from the sands at the moment - being repaired/renovated in local boatyards - I'm very much looking forward to their return...
Landscape and travel
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