My pick of Ramsgate

I’ve just returned after a re-visit to Ramsgate on the Kent coast though this late September was mostly wet and windy – the complete opposite of 2018. Such weather is not ideal for photos unless one comes fully equipped with camera protectors and some form of stabilisation. I found it hard to stand up to the wind at times!

A Royal port and chief embarkation point both during the Napoleonic Wars and for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.
There’s a harbour full of all kinds of ships, closed in by stone jetties running into the sea on which one can walk. And further out one sees the sea in its natural state, and that’s beautiful.” Vincent Van Gogh – 1876
Built in 1842 from local stone, the lighthouse tower bears a Latin inscription: PERFUGIUM : MISERIS’ – ‘Refuge for the unfortunate’.
Long sandy beaches, excellent swimming and a bracing climate under wide skies!
Rock, chalk and seeweed outcrops at Dumpton Gap beach
Rock pool faces – The soft chalk erosions remind me of the thousands of shipwrecks out on the Goodwin Sands
Upper Chalk and flint between Pegwell Bay & Ramsgate. Ideal for fossil hunters

Joining the Lens Artist Photo Challenge “Pick a Place

13 Comments on “My pick of Ramsgate

  1. You got some good images despite the weather. Though it does look rather chilly!

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  2. Beautiful spot well-captured Laura – I can see the parallels to my Scotland image. Loved the lighthouse tower but my favorite was your instagram image

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  3. Rugged weather maybe, but beautiful shots! Such weather makes for splendid skies and layers of clothes.

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    • thank you Leya – often had to wrap the camera up as well with the sudden squalls but manged these few shots in between

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      • And you managed it beautifully. My camera is not weather proof either. Double the price …

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    • all this coast has excellent light – hence Turner at Margate – so Van Gogh must have enjoyed Ramsgate for that too as well as the scenes

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