Author Archives: David

A wide, wide foreshore at Cogden Beach

With an hour or two to low water the foreshore at Cogden was as wide as I have ever seen it.  This morning’s full moon has caused a pretty big tide for here and with the gentle seas of the … Continue reading

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Diffuse light makes “Broadchurch” cliffs seem more massive

It has been a while since I have been able to write here – I have not even been able to finish my last post or write about the other things I saw and experienced on my stay in Brighton … Continue reading

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Trip to Brighton and Cuckmere Haven planned

I am pleased to be progressing with my work on the Tidelines theme and I have been in the studio the first three days of this week working on some pieces about chaos and control (my favourite theme!) inspired by Holkham … Continue reading

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Another major rock fall at Burton Bradstock

There has been a major rockfall today at Burton Bradstock on the same section of cliffs where Charlotte Blackman was crushed and killed in July last year. It is believed that no one was on the beach and thus no … Continue reading

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Old photos of Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea plus a bit of a ponder about photography

When I say old photos I mean my old photos.  I believe they are from a holiday in 1991 when I took my family to stay in Wells-next-the-Sea.  It marks the moment that I fell in love with Holkham. I … Continue reading

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Dorset coastal resorts as busy as summer

We went for a walk on Hive beach in today’s wonderful sunshine.  We had been aiming to just pop down to West Bay, but it was like a summer holiday day – if not busier! I suppose the first sunny day after … Continue reading

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Why is the beach at Marazion important to me?

The choice of Marazion for one of my beaches from the past is intriguing. I have described my choices as places that have hooks in me, strong emotional attachments that have drawn me back to them. Yet I have only … Continue reading

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Nice piece about Cogden Beach

I came across this nicely written article on the “this is Cornwall” website.  I have not spoken about the many collections of beach litter that have been gathered together in structures and patterns at the top of Cogden Beach, but perhaps I … Continue reading

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Whipped for Christmas Day at West Bay

I wish I had taken my camera and camcorder when we went for our Christmas Day seaside constitutional yesterday.  The sun was glorious; the wind whipped up the sea a bit; the sky full of colour and form; and there … Continue reading

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Caught the last of the sun at West Bay

I grabbed the last hour and a half of sunshine and went down to West Bay this evening. Long winter shadows, warm red glow. I went to West Beach because I wanted to make some more notes of the shapes … Continue reading

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