For any of my blog followers who live on the beach you will recognise from where the photos were taken but those who don't frequent the beach too often, an explanation may be helpful. For those who only visit infrequently or annually Pagham Beach will be virtually unrecognisable! The changes to the beach profile and the whole landscape can change from one day to the next.
The first photograph is taken in front of the last beach bungalow at the far west end of West Front Road, looking west from the dividing posts to the RSPB reserve.
Walking along to the new shingle 'blockage' and looking eastwards, the enclosed new lagoon can best be seen.
When turning 180 degrees and looking west from this position the main outlet from the harbour can be seen.
However a new breach has occurred in the past week which now allows the sea at mid tide to flow into the lagoon and during each tide the breech gets deeper and a little wider.
The force with which the water enters the lagoon has created a kind of 'lava flow' effect as can be seen above.
|Shot taken on the 'lava flow' looking north.|
|From a little further back looking west.|
|An 'indentation' slightly to the east of previous picture.|
|This is at the far east end of the new lagoon which is now bounded by shingle and effectively sealed the east end.|
|Another shot a little further to the east|
There is various speculation as to what nature will do next...will the new inlet to this lagoon seal up of its own accord or will a storm break through the shingle bank? Who knows!
The end (for now) !