Final resting place
Published June 13, 2019
My parents recommended a visit to the Purton Ship Graveyard, where boats go to die. It’s an area of river-side fronting on the River Severn, with a canal not so far inland. The land was eroding too much and so to protect the canal, boats were deliberately brought in and abandoned on the shore. According to the Friends of Purton, there are 96 boats scattered along the riverbank.
It’s bizarre, incongruous but ultimately quite beautiful.