Tuesday, 30 December 2014

A cold frosty morning on the beach.

Looking out from the Yacht Club before sunrise

It looks cold...it was cold!

Hoar frost

Cold but a fantastic morning!

Sunday, 28 December 2014


What a day to wake up to on Pagham Beach....early Boxing Day.

...and today as the sun set over the harbour




Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Dan Rogerson MP (under Secretary of State ) visits Pagham Beach

What a morning to visit Pagham...not looking its best!
Beach Meeting
BBC in aattendance

A closer look at the revetment.

Explanations and update  to the Minister and local MP Nick Gibb.

The crowd moves on

...to the brink!

Further discussion.

..and more debate.

Dan Rogerson absorbing the information from Ray Radmall Pagham Parish Council

Please save our homes, minister.

BBC interviews Ray Radmall,Pagham Parish Council Chairman.

...and we are still in a fog!!

Well that's that meeting over, let's push on...Littlehampton next!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Environment Agency Activity or Boys with Toys!

Shortly before 8.00am the car park was opened and the arrival of several cars sparked my interest!

A high tec boat had been unloaded and I was told a survey was going to take place using this remotely controlled vessel to take measurements of tidal flow etc in the channel.

A chap had previously been walking the entire length of the new spit complete with GPS on his back carrying out his own survey.

All the while( since before 7.00am ) the Digger, bulldozer and two trucks were building the road bridge (again) and making use of the short window of opportuniy to shift more shingle shorewards.

As high tide approached the remote control boat was put into service

It struggled against the incoming somewhat but survived!
Meanwhile, various bits of tecnology were used to monitor its performance...
...plus much discussion!

 Lets hope the effort results in positive action.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Unsafe seating area outside Pagham Yacht Club.

Shingle geo-bags to protect the most vulnerable bungalows

More geo-bags for the west end of the crumbling revetment...

...being lowered into position.
The beach viewed  from the emerging war time iron work which has been uncovered.

More geobags  presumably to be covered by shingle

 The revetment at the western end showing where the geobags are being placed.
(Left click to see large)

Friday, 14 November 2014

During the last couple of days a few more rocks have been put in front of the most vulnerable bungalows and a ramp allows machinery to get up from the lower beach.

But, it's looking more and more like a building site
Pagham Beach really is becoming  unrecognisabe.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

On local T.V. news again this morning...the Mulberry Harbour memorial stone.

The large granite rock on which this memorial plaque is fixed has been a feature of the seating area just in front of the yacht club for many years. It appears that this too, is in danger!
The next three shots indicate how vulnerable it is...

Arun District Council put some shingle geobags around the concrete slab as a short term measure to prevent it sliding into the sea.
Again this morning the road bridge was being reinstated, after it had been washed away overnight.

More stones were expected today to reinforce the bay between groyne three and four which has been so badly affected in the last few days.

...and so it goes on!