The epitaph reads:
Has thundering dashed this bleak and barren shore
Since Sambo's head laid in this lonely grave
Lies still and ne'er will hear their turmoil more.
And many a moonlight elfin round him trips
Full many a summer's sunbeam warms the clod
And many a teeming cloud upon him drips.
Of the Archangel's trump new life impart,
Then the Great Judge his approbation founds,
Not on man's colour but his worth of heart.
I followed the coast south of Overton to Bazil Point and then back to Overton and more waterlogged fields back to my car at Pott's Corner. Although only about half of this eight mile circular made progress on my coastal infill it had been a pleasant and interesting outing.
|Setting off from Pott's Corner into the windswept saltmarsh|
|Sambo's grave now enclosed by a handsome stone wall|
|Connecting across to Sunderland Point|
|See below - I think there are plans to develop it as some sort of information centre. I reckon it must be one of the ugliest churches seen on my travels|
From what I could glean it looks as though the above mentioned plans may have floundered?I was not sure if I was on an "alternate Sunday" or not but it was only about 13:00 hours, so a bit early if there was a service.
|In Sunderland Point - this and next two|
|The tide-prone road from Sunderland Point to Overton|
|As always I had just lunched sitting on a large stone before coming across this seat|
|Exiting from Bazil Point to head back to Overton. There was a ridiculous arrangement of projecting stone to scale the wall at the top of the steps involving gymnastics and not a pretty sight if anybody had been watching.|
|Start: Pott's corner, top west coast - anti-clockwise|