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Flamborough Head 

(Selwicks Bay)

 

April 2 2008

 

Holderness Coast  March 27 2002

 

Aldbrough April 2 2008

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Mapplelton April 1 & 2 2008

Skipsea April 1 2008

 

 

Flamborough Head  (Selwicks Bay) 1 April 2008

 

 

 

 

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Selwicks Bay from the pathway out to the Fog Signal Station. The wave-cut notch shows well, both by \shape and colour, as well as the fretted shape of the headlands and the bay.

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The arch from the pathway, with mass-wasting as a foreground, or the headlands of Selwicks Bay as a backdrop - to taste!

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More of Selwicks Bay, featuring the chalk exposure in the foreground, turning into an arch by the look of it!

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Moving out to the Fog Signal Station you can look back to the lighthouse over the mass-wasting slopes, or out to sea.

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Selwicks Bay and its headlands and coves.

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The beach at Selwicks Bay is approached by footpaths, meeting in the centre shot. The stack, left photo, is beginning to show, as is the beach material.

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Although the high tideline is generally stained green by marine growths, where the beach has been moving over the chalk it is kept bright - by abrasion of course! The wave-cut notch on the right is a striking overhang.

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The beach is partly freshly-eroded chalk, as on the left, or a combination of chalk and flint pebble material .

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