Saturday, April 08, 2017

Twisted Gulls and Groynes


  So. I've been whittling the rest of my photos from Thursday's beach walk down for a while, and the following are those that I'm vaguely satisfied with.
  As you can see, Camera loves a groyne or two (don't we all?) - even the bent ones!

This is the view east towards Sidestrand from the Overstrand beach by the Coast Road promenade...

... and the view back west, having walked a little way

A groyne with a wet end


Not a cormorant in sight thanks to these squabbling seagulls

This groyne is bent!

This poor little gull had a limp (twisted ankle, maybe?) and kept hobbling up and down the beach to avoid the waves

End of the line

This groyne is not quite straight

The view back to Overstrand from the "End of the line" revetment

Sidestrand beach - not a groyne in sight!


I sat down here for a bit in the fine, dry sand, enjoying the sun


Back in Overstrand

A cormorant did fly past looking for a groyne to land on but they were all in use by the seagulls

Halfway up the slope towards home

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  It looks to be another sunny weekend here on the east coast, so I hope to be out-and-about to make the most of it. I hope you all have splendid weekends whatever the weather in your neck of the woods.

15 comments:

  1. Glad the council cleared up the bodies before you got there on this occasion!

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    1. It's the least they could do for the extortionate amount of Council Tax we pay!

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  2. Some of those groynes look like they are suffering a nasty algal infestation or perhaps there's too much sugar in the water causing them to develop gangrene. All that consumption of sticks of hard candy eventually end up in the sea...

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    1. Not only that but some are infested with crabs!

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  3. Awesome fotos of a terrific sunny day on the beach! The beaches look clean and inviting and spectacular. Lucky you, and thanks for sharing these.

    I loathe seagulls! But the foto and your commentary on the lone gimpy seagull made me feel a small amount of pity for the poor creature. You managed the amazing feat of making me feel sorry for a disgusting seagull. But since it is still a filthy flying rat, I was also hoping for a shark to jump out of the water and gobble up that hobbled horror and his foul flock!

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    1. Maybe that's what finished off that poor catshark in the previous post - gobbled up a dirty, filthy seagull?

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  4. The beach walk pix are always a treat! Do you ever go walking near King's Lynn at The Wash?

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    1. Thanks, LẌ. No, I've never been walking there. In fact, I've only ever been to King's Lynn once (as far as I recall) and it was a bit pikey. But that was years ago when I was a lot more snobbish!
      Do you know someone there, or have an interest in the area?

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    2. I recently saw a TV program about King John's crown jewels allegedly being lost in The Wash. It looks like interesting wetlands as well. That, and it is close to your area.

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    3. Perhaps I should take a walk around there with my jewel divining rod?!

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  5. gorgeous shots, sweetpea! i live so close to the rivers here that i can smell the oysters and the ocean isn't that far either, BUT i can't even remember the last time i actually walked on the beach or stood near the river. i really must remedy that now that it's starting to warm up. (i am not even going to talk about the mad weather we've had recently that certainly precluded any trips near water!) xxoxox

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    1. Well, when the weather permits, I'd love to see some photos of your rivers (and the beach if you venture that far) x

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    2. I don't think any blame for your weather can levelled at our recent cyclone...Dirty Debbie roared through here and STILL had enough sting to flood half the eastern seaboard, whizz across the Tasman and wreak havoc over in NZ. Oysters? I should think, if they're quick, the chaps in Antarctica might scrape up what's left of our beds!

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  6. Beautiful!!! You sure are making me long for the beach. Can't get here soon enough. I'm dying to wear my new square cuts this summer.

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    1. I'm sure you and your square cuts will go down a storm!

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