Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Rock-a-Nore Road

I don't know why we bother with the weather forecast. Yesterday we were told to expect thunderstorms and what we got was one of the loveliest days of the year. We went to Hastings- and hung about on Rock-a-Nore road- where the cliffs of the East Hill loom up on one side and the Stade with its wooden net houses and beached fishing boats stretches down to the sea on the other. The new(ish) Jerwood Gallery occupies a section  of the road's southern side. It shows exhibitions of modern British art and has a very well-chosen core collection of its own. The current exhibitions focus on Scottish painters (among them the daring colourist Anne Redpath) and Edward Burra- who is the English Max Ernst only better.

We seem to have changed our minds. When we come to be looking for a retirement home it'll be Hastings at the top of the list. I've always been in love with Sussex, and now Ailz is too.



Beached boat with net houses

(The net houses were used by 19th century fishermen to dry their nets. They are unique to Hastings.)



Houses on Rock-a-Nore Rd



East Hill viewed from The Stade
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