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

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 the dynamic nature of our coast and how it changes over time. Usually the timescale is not so short as it is proving to be at the moment on this coast. I am working on ways to get this elememt into the experiments I am doing on this project. It’s an interesting challenge to work out how to communicate the ceaseless sculpting of the coast by the sea and even more difficult to show how the dynamic interplay between land and sea makes feel.