The Force of Nature


For many years now this boat has been abandoned in the river Exe opposite Topsham quay. When the tide is low, you can see how much mud it’s trapped in. I’ve been watching it decay, and I’m sure I’m one of many, many others doing the same. It’s acquired an almost iconic status, the view just wouldn’t be the same without it. One day it will no longer be there, the forces of nature will have totally reclaimed it to the earth.
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge, Forces of nature.


30 thoughts on “The Force of Nature

  1. I love seeing the power of nature win out over our puniness – although I’ve never been in its path when it’s victorious. How long do you c’mon before your boat disappears?

  2. What a great shot for this challenge, Gilly. I wonder why someone doesn’t just burn it up or tow it away instead of leaving it sitting like that. Do they think it scenic? 🙂

  3. Why do I like your choice of subject? The way you captured the story so well. The contrast the old and the new, set against natures tranquil hazy hills. Then that old decaying boat reminding us, everything is subject to time and change. The owner of the boat realised it was futile to grasp and cling he had to go with natures flow.

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