Boat against the September sunset in Blakeney Harbour

Boat against the September sunset in Blakeney Harbour

There are signs all around of summer’s farewell in Blakeney Harbour, albeit one protracted by days which continue warm and dry. The dusk light last night was very different from just a few weeks ago, something I only noticed when I looked back over the photos from an evening walk along the Cut. As the sun sets ever closer to the mainland, retracing the steps of the westward arc which took it far out over the sea in mid-June, so the harbour itself changes in character.

The evidence mounts in other ways too. The mooring jetty for the big barge has returned and, one by one, the little boats will start to disappear from their buoys, seeking a cosy berth on land. The car park is becoming sparse and that subtle tipping point has been reached where there are few enough walkers on marsh that people have started to say ‘hello’ to each other again.

Cleat and rope overlooking Blakeney Quay

Cleat and rope overlooking Blakeney Quay

Sunset over Blakeney Harbour in September

Sunset over Blakeney Harbour in September

Sailing gear at sunset in Blakeney

Sailing gear at sunset in Blakeney

Wooden boat detail overlooking Blakeney Cut

Wooden boat detail overlooking Blakeney Cut

Boats at dusk in Blakeney Cut

Boats at dusk in Blakeney Cut

Looking down the causeway beside Blakeney Cut

Looking down the causeway beside Blakeney Cut

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