Monday, 28 March 2016

Storm Katie hits the beach overnight. pictures taken early this morning.

The 'overtopping' of the spit is almost certainly a breach now as it is close to low tide and the sea is still flowing.

 The demolished barrier....

A very grey morning after a very rough night.

The scoured beach.

A long distance shot of a wild sea even at low tide.

 After a week of re- shingling....was it worth it?
Note the scattered lobster pots.

West Front Road

West Front Road

Harbour Road

Harbour Road

Friday, 25 March 2016


This rather unusual lichen (or is it a type of moss) caught my eye in the early morning sun. It was surrounded by yards of pebbles but only this particular pebble attracted this green 'pin cushion'.

Later in the day as the sun set over the harbour this distant tree in Sidlesham caught my eye....

Nature is wonderful!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Welcome to Pagham Beach!

An overview of the beach this phototographs...

The holiday makers will soon be here to enjoy the vista.

This afternoon I walked over to the spit and took a few shots looking at the beach from 'the other side'.

Notice the shallow water giving access to the spit.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Its different each day!

This morning...bright and sunny but cold!

Repairs to date...a foundation of smaller rocks has been laid in preparation for more work later in the week.

The wreckage of  the Groyne No. 3 lying on the beach crest.
 Almost every morning the beach looks quite different following the overnight high tide and today was no exception with an unusual pattern emerging....

Later in the day at about high tide I took a photo of the newly formed breach (it's a bit more than 'over topping' now!)


Saturday, 12 March 2016

Here we go again!

Last night at 7.00pm work started for three hours during low tide to rebuild the groyne following removal of the damaged woodwork.

This morning at 7.00am the rumble of rocks started again.....

We've seen it all before!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Goodbye...Groyne 3!

After a couple of days of high winds and big Spring tides Groyne No 3 has gone  the same way as Groyne No 4. It all happened overnight but although the wind has subsided this morning the volume and speed of water leaving the harbour was sufficient to create damage

The next few tides may well tear away more of the structure.
What next? What effect will this have on the beach?

Here's a long distance view taken in the late afternoon looking towards Aldwick.