Surprise, surprise

The beach has had a face lift, or should I say a sand shift, and it has been extremely revealing.
There is a part of the beach where we regularly walk Maggie and there were three rather steep steps down onto the sand.
We didn’t understand why railings seemed to disappear into the beach, but being new to the area , well we didn’t know any better.
This isn’t actually a very clear picture but keep your eye on the railings. In between the two sets is sand, and the steps I mention above took us down to it.
This is what it looks like now.
And from the ramp:
None of those steps were visible a week ago, and we would be walking on sand roughly as indicated by the arrow below.

The wind and the waves have simply washed it all away. The diggers have been working on this end of the beach too in their efforts to redistribute the sand from where it shouldn’t be to where it should!

Just as a reminder for distance, I thought you might like to see the post again:
Photos taken 21st March 2018.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Surprise, surprise

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    WOW! That’s amazing.

    • We couldn’t believe it. To think we had walked on top of those steps and not known they were there!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        It is unbelievable.

      • We were in awe of the sea before, but now it’s in a much wider dimension.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        You’re lucky you live so close. I would love that.

      • We do indeed consider ourselves lucky, especially as we are a considerable distance from the beach not to be affected by the high tides of late and can therefore enjoy walking on it rather than being afraid of it coming to us. However, some people are not so fortunate, and one poor guy has just forked out for new double glazing only for the glass to be sandblasted in the latest storms making it opaque now.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Oh no, poor guy indeed! Yes, it’s good that you get the enjoyment not the problems.

  2. Janet Gogerty says:

    Our beaches have to be replenished at regular intervals otherwise there would be no beach left. Untouched by man the cliffs would crumble naturally replacing sand washed away, but as soon as promenades and all the other improvements appear, the cliffs have landslides and sand has to be dredged from the seabed in a massive operation involving giant pipes and machinery.

    • Likewise here. Where are you?

      • Janet Gogerty says:

        Bournemouth – seven miles of beaches in Poole Bay, but over on the Isle of Purbeck all is natural, not a groyne in sight and as part of Studland Beach is a nudist beach it is very natural!

      • Hi Janet! Poole is my home town, being born just outside of Broadstone. Hubby used to be beach warden at Swanage. Small world.
        Thanks for the follow. I’ve done a few posts on places you might recognise.

      • Janet Gogerty says:

        We’ve only been here 13 years – but Mum came to Boscombe on holiday when it was very refined before the war when she was a child.

      • I’ve seen a lot of changes since I was a child. Canford Heath was completely flat and home to wildlife, not the housing estate you see now. We have fond memories of Boscombe market though. I bought two ladies tops there over 25 years ago which still fit and going strong.

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