This bay represents the boldest of our coast scenery; as you emerge from the quiet green lane which leads to it, it strikes the eye with its bleak, barren look and grand outline. The grey rocks, covered with heather, fern, and furze, blend their various tints into a warm brown hue, beautifully contrasting with the colour of the deep blue sea. The view given shows the huge hill crowned by the remains of an old guard-house, whence many a watchful look has been directed to the neighbouring and hostile coast; under its shadow reposes the quiet harbour, where fishing-boats are sheltered and protected by a small fort of modern date. On the horizon is visible “Cap la Hague” on the French coast, and the island of Alderney.
The effect of the Drawing is the coming on of a thunder-storm, harmonizing not inaptly with the stillness of the scene.
Limited to 500 prints