Scarborough To Filey Yorkshire 28
Dave standing by the fabulous 12 ft-high steel sculpture of a fisherman, titled ' A High Tide in Short Wellies', sculpture by Ray Lonsdale.
The sculpture makes a powerful statement about the decline of the fishing industry which is summarised by a poem at the sculpture's base;
‘A high tide in short wellies’
That’s it for me, I’ll see you later.
Gonna wrap this catch in protective paper,
Gonna face the sea with a thousand mile stare
And wish that I was floating there
In its summertime.
Down on the pier I saw a man with a board
It read ‘the end is near, accept your lord.
Then underneath this some fisherman wrote.
‘I can see the end from the back of my boat
‘This is wintertime.