Purton (north shore); train, old ferry slipway, sandbanks, lathe net, serious driftwood; 13 09 3013

Not great light, but often the estuary is misty. The rail line (Chepstow to Gloucester) runs right along the shore here. In view are: the old ferry slipway; a furled lathe net (large hand-held fishing net); a goods train; serious driftwood; rail crossing and sand banks at low tide. To access the foreshore one has to cross, or pass under, the rail line. The village on the oppostite, south, shore is also called Purton. Perhaps, as they were linked by a ferry for centuaries, they shared the name.

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