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Changes in the Coastline


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The Suffolk Coastline is under constant threat from the tides, wind and rain erosion. Next time you are on a shingle beach [yes we have lots of these] check what happens on each tide, literally millions of tons of stones are for ever being pushed back and forth.

This picture is typical the tide is falling but a short time before I took this the tide was at its height pushing more stones up the beach, then it leaves a shelf until it is back at its highest level some 12 hours later.

The most dramatic shingle bank I have encountered on our shores is at Shingle Street, almost each high tide there is a change to the pattern of the shingle, dependent upon wind, sea state and height prediction tables. The energy, if this could be harnessed, might just do away with wind turbines, Sizewell A, B and [possibly] C Nuclear Stations



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Back to Felixstowe February 2009 it seems an ongoing battle to shore up the defences, work is in progress again by FXT Ferry Golf Course Martello Tower, the line of Norwegian Rocks appear to get longer and broader.

These are the photos from this week on approach



-- Edited by John Cooper at 07:50, 2009-02-22

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Bawdsey Point through the arm of a JCB type digger and a view looking back from the second Martello Tower on the Golf Course



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The digger placing rocks oh so gently on a tracked vehicle



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