Sunday, 12 June 2005


The tide mill

[The Tide Mill's water wheel]

In seven years I've lived here I've not visited the town's major tourist attraction. Today Emma and I rectified that; we finally entered the Tide Mill.

The mill frustrates me. It's the popular image of the town: the white boarded mill perched on a river teeming with boats. It makes a good postcard, but there's so much else to see. (The river at low tide is a thing of complex beauty and is almost never depicted.)

Some parts of the mill were interesting but overall I was unimpressed. My recommended mill to visit in town remains not the tide mill, but Buttrum's.

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