We intended just to walk along part of the coast we hadn't walked before and as we walked we read signs and posters. This one caught our eye as it was about a very unusual structure by the shore so we went for a look-see.
I don't think they had a set square when they were building this tower! For more information look here and for more pictures look here.
Lovely artwork based on the sand and shore adorned the walls all the way up the tower.
A specially commissioned artwork 'Drift' features throughout the building and is made up of a series of individually designed pieces fashioned from natural materials and textures inspired by the natural patterns from the coastal environment.
It's part of the Mythic Coast artwork trail.
There's a camera on top of the tower which can be angled and zoomed from the room at the base. We had great fun zooming in and out watching the people below.
There was lots of information about wildlife, volunteer work, exhibitions and walks,
plus a cross-section of the tower itself.
Working our way up the 64 steps we stopped in the birdwatching room,
the coast watch room - where we observed again!
and at the very top we went out onto the open air balcony.
An ordinary stroll turned into an informative and entertaining morning. Very pleasant apart from the travel sickness suffered in the non-square rooms!
A very warm welcome to my new follower.