Another cliff fall and bathing stopped by a shark

There has been another large cliff fall, this time at St Gabriel’s Mouth. The steps up the cliff have been closed and there is still a risk of landslides all along this part of the coast. There is a balanced article about the latest situation on the ITV site.

Rumour has it that, while the Olympic sailing events are taking place just down the coast, lifeguards at West Bay stopped swimming off East Beach because of a shark!

Albatross seen off Dorset coast

There was a sighting of an albatross off the Dorset coast a few days ago. Twitter was all atweet with it. There is info on the Marine Life website. This bird normally a denizen of the southern hemisphere is rarely seen in our waters.