A small change of plan

I decided not to go to Holkham today after all. I realised that I didn’t want to spend 3 hours in the car today but I needed to digest yesterday’s visit to Shingle Street, do some writing and drawing maybe and perhaps do a short trip to Covehithe in preparation for a longer time tomorrow.

Landslip at Eype

I mentioned there had been a landslide Between Eype and West Bay. The last part of the esplanade at West Bay is also closed due to the high risk of rock falls, so this picture has been taken from a distance into the sun and I forgot that my phone is capable of better images by using a few controls! So sorry about the quality, but it does show that the debris extends right into the sea.

Landslip between West Bay and Eype

At school I remember doing something on the Cinque Ports and learning that New Romney was no longer a port because a storm caused the harbour to silt up. Since thenI have always been fascinated by

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Charmouth wander

This morning I escaped to Charmouth. I’d been planning a walk for the project there for a few days and today looked good and I wanted to get away from the builders chipping away at our garden stone wall which is being repaired. I hoped for peace and maybe a few fossils. But at Charmouth fossil hunters were chipping away at rocks! Probably more fossils in our wall than on the beach today.

The recent train has brought down a lot of mudslides and there was plenty of splattering still going on. While I was in the studio yesterday doing dribble paintings the mud was painting green-grey scribbles down the beach.

Liquid clay flowing across the beach at Charmouth

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