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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Look what the sea has been up to!

Over in Woolacombe North Devon there has been a lot of sand moving...by the Sea!!

Where the sea was pounding up towards a small hut in this picture....



within about 10 minutes this is how near it got....I'll have to go over another day and see if it has survived....




With a big drop from the dunes to the beach



(about 6ft high in places)





The usual slope down to the beach was littered with debri...


some pieces bigger than others....

I think they will need to cut this tree up before moving it!








29 comments:

  1. Wow, that was a really big storm! I saw impressive images on the news as well. A lot of work for the beach crew.

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    1. ...and it keeps coming Judy, tonight it is really windy!

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  2. The storms have been bad recently. I hope no-one was hurt. I certainly don't envy the tidy-up squads.

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  3. Having a little house overlooking the sea is getting more and more risky....globally !

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    1. I know, it is a worry for some Jane.

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  4. Cripes! I know that stretch of coast. What a strong force the sea is x

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    1. Very strong CTales, good to watch, not so good to suffer from though.

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  5. Goodness me that's quite some beach movement! Hope you've all been staying safe and dry, will this rain ever stop?!

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  6. I saw pictures of similar damage in England on TV, looks bad. Stay safe! Valerie

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  7. We get pictures of the UK storms on the TV news but they never tell us the actual locations, very frustrating! I have been checking the NDJ to see if any damage happened in CM. Those are impressive pictures of the sand washed away.... but what the sea takes away it will probably return in the next storm. How far are you away from the beach? Funny that you lived near S'oton, I lived there from 1962 to 1966. Worked at the Ordnance Survey.

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    1. CM is fine, set back a bit as it is, all well at the moment. Incredible you worked for the Ordnance Survey, guess its in the same place up Romsey Road.

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    2. Husb. has just told me its moved...they pulled the old OS down -

      link here:

      https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=southampton&hl=en&ll=50.931818,-1.448838&spn=0.001479,0.004128&sll=52.8382,-2.327815&sspn=11.572133,33.815918&t=h&hnear=Southampton,+United+Kingdom&z=19&layer=c&cbll=50.931897,-1.448908&panoid=L1JiXmo6VW0tEHocK33gBQ&cbp=12,199.51,,1,-3.57

      (just copy and open the link)...

      they moved to a new site here:

      https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=adanance+drive+southampton&ll=50.938821,-1.472422&spn=0.094218,0.264187&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hq=adanac+drive&hnear=Southampton,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=13&layer=c&cbll=50.938821,-1.472422&panoid=hIBZrY8aLPPOm4-GExzxCQ&cbp=12,129.97,,0,3.86


      just thought you might like to see it. Where did you live in Southampton. Husb. lived in Southampton.

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  8. I was thinking about you when I saw the news coverage of north Devon. It's scary to see the damage that the sea and gale force winds does. That hut is perilously close to the edge now.
    It took our Council a couple of weeks to clear up after the storm damage last month, but west wales took most of the force this weekend. Do take care when out walking, it looks very dangerous.
    I really feel for the family of the young man who went out to take photographs and has disappeared. How cruel the sea can be.

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    1. We will take care thanks Eileen. I've been watching the news about that young man too, they were saying about the sea, but when I saw the pictures they were showing people walking across fields, so I'm not sure what was going on there. Hope they find him.

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  9. Isn't the power of water amazing? Placid one minute and fierce and destructive the next

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  10. oh my!! i would be very nervous if i lived close to the beach!!

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    1. It must be awful for those people Sue - a house further up the coast from us has been flooded by sea water - again - (although it is a regular occurrence with that particular house) still not nice for the owners though.

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  11. That kind of erosion happens here too with the dunes...Quite shocking really when you see how the sea is so powerful and we are so puny, eh? xox

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    1. Hi Corrine, exactly...a local town was getting battered the other night and roads were flooding because of it.

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  12. The sea is so beautiful, and yet so dangerous too.

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    1. I always think its a pity the power of the waves can't be harnessed for producing energy...all those waves surely would produce something other than distruction :-)

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  13. oh good to know you are OK. stay safe/. Those sneaker waves get more people every year around here.

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