Sunday, 3 December 2017

Lilliputian Endeavours


 After an evening consisting partly of "I am had a much bottle of lots wine" - #woddingdwunks (aka #weddingdrunks) - with The Host's coven of friends (and getting home after the Witching Hour!), we decided to blow the cobwebs off our lethargy today with a walk on the beach.  However, as The Host and his SubC couldn't be arsed to go very far, but me and my SubC wanted a more entertaining perambulation than a short walk on an overcast beach would normally provide, we indulged in a little witchcraft to make our walk more of an endeavour.
 After rather more poking and prodding around in rock pools than I would have liked, we eventually found the lock for a particular Cusp Interface, pressed our fingertip to the mechanism, and found ourselves in a frigid land of monolithic coastal barrens.
  
Fingers at the ready!  Press here for instant access.
And remember: you can click to embigulate!

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We found ourselves on the periphery of a looming chalk and flint cliff.

We made our way inwards via waterways in the base of canyons...

... clambered over massive rock formations...

... crossed rock-pools...

... and lakes.

We navigated through dangerous inland sea passages...

... to treacherous valleys that led...

... to vast, boulder-strewn barren plains...

... and, eventually, the source of a river...

... that, though turbulent, would lead us out of the Cusp...
... and back to the beach from whence we started.

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Ah.  So this is what it looks like from the outside.

Exposed chalk beds on Overstrand beach.

The Overstrand-Sidestrand border.

End of the line!

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 If you weren't bored senseless by that, you may also be ambivalent about these:

Just a Couple of Cormorants - December 2016
Landscapes in the Black Mirror are Closer Than They Appear... - December 2016
Contorted Drifts, Chalk Rafts, and Pro-Glacial Zones - January 2017
Nothing You Haven't Seen Before... - March 2017

23 comments:

  1. I always like tide pools. Those chalk/flint formations are especially interesting as I have never seen anything like those before. Good camera work!

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    1. Thanks, LẌ. The chalk beds are not normally on show as the sand level is usually higher. But with Winter's rougher seas and the SuperMoon's tidal influences, the sand has been washed away leaving these lovely chalk formations.

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    1. Thanks, Savvy. It makes the beach a little more interesting when its cold, windy and wet!

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  3. Yes that's beautiful. Your camera work, obviously, but I like the entry button.
    Your blog *is* about witchcraft, you know!

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    1. And that "button" goes all the way through the rock (there's another one not in shot which is perpendicular to that one so one can see a cross-section of length rather than width.

      Well, yes, I realise that there's quite a lot of witchcraft here bubbling under the surface ;)

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  4. I par took in just a bit tad gin much myself last night.....first Christmas gala of the season. A beach walk would have been lovely with your shots. Or made you can just carry me with you. I'm only 135lbs. and 5'6. What's that to a giant?

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    1. Well, we could do some shots while on a beach walk, yes. And what's 12 inches between friends!?!

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  5. Moonscapes - and a close-up of a wonky groyne! Hurrah for Overstrand! Jx

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    1. Overstrand may be small, but it has a lot to offer if one knows where to look. There are even one or two straight groynes, but it's the bent ones that stick out more!

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  6. First picture, my reaction: Fossil!

    Second and Third pics: Faces! I'm seeing faces of people on the rocks and cliffs. Giant faces!

    Thank you for this spectacular and fantastic trip into the tide pools. Awesome close ups and fabulous shots!

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    1. I think the fossil may be from a plant stem? Or it could be a belemnite? I brought the stone home, so I'll have a good look (and maybe even get another blog post out of it).

      I saw faces, too, which is why I hurried through without looking up much.

      And: You're welcome, and thank you.

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  7. The "entry button" looks like our late friend Piggy's starfish.

    These photos are amazing and other-worldly. Beautiful.

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    1. Piggy's "starfish"? I think you may be a little confused. Please click here for the real deal (and note that Tazzy is wearing protection).

      And, thank you!

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    2. I hope he can click on this from the Great Beyond.

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  8. Did you get wet and sandy getting these pictures?
    Did you have snow on the beach the other day?
    Sx

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    1. Surprisingly, no - to both questions. Despite almost everyone else on the beach wearing sturdy hiking boots or wellies, I was in my Converse-a-like Dunlops. Although, the tips of my fingers did get wet when I picked up the "entry button" fossil stone.

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  9. P.S I love the pics, btw!!
    Sx

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  10. Anonymous5/12/17 20:07

    So wird's gemacht : Me likey !

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    1. Well, entering a different dimension to shrink one's self seemed less bother than bending down to take these photos. Glad you likey, Mago!

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