Monday, 24 March 2014

Not a lot to report but even during the past weekend with fine weather and little wind, more shingle has been nibbled away.
Just compare this with the photo on the last blog on Friday

More shingle loss.

Another gaping and perhaps dangerous hole growing behind the groyne,

Friday, 21 March 2014

A beautiful morning....crisp and sunny!

Another look at the changing shape of the 'new' harbour entrance....
The channel between the fourth groyne has now completely sealed over at low tide
The scouring continues.

Looking eastwards...the tree (on the left) looks vulnerable again!
...and a few general photos taken during the past week or so.

Panoramic shot of outgoing tide on 18 March

Early morning ...foreboding sky...18 March
The peace of early morning...17 March
 ...and last but not least
Full moon over the sea ...15 March

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

This photo shows how the original channel has now closed altogether at low tide...the main channel now flowing towards and out from the second groyne.

A closer view

Work continues to build up the shingle on the east side of the  fourth groyne
Inspection time!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Work continues to bank up the beach by the fourth groyne with shingle and sand  and later in the day restoration of the area adjacent to the yacht club.

Canoeists enjoying the afternoon sun.

 High pressure forecast to continue this week...enjoy!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

 A deserted beach first thing this morning

Note the tree has been carefully preserved following its recent brush with death!

New life amongst the desecrated beach.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Just another day.

At 6.30 this morning.

Little to report during the day....the digger was out again under a grey sky as the tide receded.

 ...but it wasn't until the afternoon that the sun broke through
...almost high tide.

Signs of Spring as the Sea Kale emerges.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The diggers are back!

7.30 am...and a bright sunny day...
out on the shingle bank work has started...

waiting for the next truck.
Its quite deep here!

made it!

Is the tree being buried?  

Amphibious craft?
Back for more

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Day After a Spring High Tide

At 7.15 this morning I ventured to the Yacht Club and wandered back along the beach. Not a cloud in the sky but alas, a devastated beach!
Pictures speak louder than words....
 Pagham Yacht Club in disarray

The scoured beach

The 'new' harbour entrance

A closer view
 High tide was at about 1.30pm so another wander!

The first groyne under attack...every wave wobbling and  loosening it.
The further erosion east of the fourth groyne
There are very few trees on the beach and this one will be gone quite soon.
A paddle boarder enjoying the waves.
Just checking!

Thank you A.D.C. I hope we don't need to use it!
A twitch! Birders trying to locate a rare Iceland Gull that has been present for a few days but is proving elusive.

The Iceland Gull on the Lagoon (on Sunday afternoon)

...but it  sometimes visits the spit and sometimes disappears for hours at a time!

I last saw one of these in Pagham about 20 years ago so quite unusual....probably storm driven.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

The First Day of Spring!

...and what a morning...clear, crisp and calm.

A closer look at the 'cliff' that is developing on the spit.

...and, talking of cliffs!
With very high Spring tides over the next few days lets hope the weather stays this way.