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East Lane Bawdsey -  August 15 2009

 

 

March 9 2005  First contact

May 14  2005  Site meeting

May 31  2005  Update

June 21 2005  Expedition to cut weeds

June 28 2005  Job Done!

July 30 2005   - two flags gone and another going!

 

March 2006 update

July 2006 update

September 2006 update

 

February 2007 - a new beach!

September 2007 update

 

March 25 2008 update

June 0 2008 East Lane Bawdsey 

 

June 24 2009 Privately-funded defences

August 15 2009  Rock fish-tail and East Lane defences

 

June 28 2005  Shingle Street

July 30 2005   Shingle Street

 

Flags site

Ian Murray's photos

 

 

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At mid-tide the defences already reveal their girdle of greenery, but the beach to the south of the fish-tail groyne appears to have stabilised and, although cliff-falls continue, the beach profile is even and a pair of distinct berms developed.

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The dividing line between beach material and the clay basement appears to have moved seawards a little, indicating aggradation.

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The concrete pill-box in front of the Martello Tower.

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The concrete pillbox has shed its associated steps and they litter the beach, as do the smaller stoned washed out from the rip rap defences.

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The clay in the cliff has become crumbly in the dry summer conditions, although only a few minor falls were evident.

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Underlying the fish-tail groyne is a sheet of geotextile material, left. The groyne can be climbed as the blocks are huge and most flat-topped!

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Impressive vistas of stone to the south, left, and north, right.

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Irrigation and planting out on an industrial scale!

 

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The old defences at East Lane Gun Site protect the southern flank of Hollesley Bay.

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The crumbling concrete roadway has been supplemented by fresh granite rip-rap.

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A first faltering step into the realms of HDR photography - and I'm hooked. Now to learn the techniques properly!

Suffolk Bawdsey East Lane Shingle Street coast defences Martello tower rip rap beaches loss fish-tail groynes

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