P1010821bBlog01 Barnacle-covered boot on the strandline at Broughton Bay, August 2008 (1) 

There must be a lot of careless or unlucky people around – judging by the number of lost boots, shoes and sandals that turn up on strandlines. I pity those poor folks who ended up walking home with bare feet or hobbling with just one shoe. The photograph above shows a boot I found last summer on Broughton beach: it had obviously been on a long sea voyage.

Here follows a small selection of the footwear that I noticed when I walked along Rhossili beach and Whiteford Sands over two days in April 2009.

P1070729aBlog02 Ladies right white trainer shoe with blue stripes and pink sole as flotsam on a sandy beach (2)
  
P1070744aBlog03 Ladies right pale blue flip flop sandal with beaded strap as flotsam on seashore pebbles (3)
 
P1070750aBlog04 Battered and disintegrating black left trainer shoe washed ashore as flotsam (4)
 
P1070752aBlog05 Black rubber sole of a right shoe as flotsam on a pebble strandline (5)
 
P1070768aBlog06 Man's right black leather lace-up shoe with white stitching covered with white paint and red paint splashes - as flotsam on the beach with sand and pebbles (6)
 
 
P1070780aBlog07 Black plastic left flip-flop sandal as flotsam half-buried in dry sand with orange nylon monofilament fishing net on the seashore strandline (7)
 
P1070782aBlog08 Left man's waterproof orange rubber boot, cut off at ankle height, resting as flotsam in running water on a pebble stream bed on the beach (8)
 
P1070809aBlog09 Man's right black leather shoe with textile laces as flotsam on a sandy beach (9)
 
P1070813aBlog10 Man's left black leather shoe with textile laces as flotsam on a sandy beach (10)
 
P1070819aBlog11 White left flip-flop sandal with blue stripe on the thong, washed as flotsam onto the sandy beach (11)
 
P1070828aBlog12 White left trainer shoe with light blue flashes, no laces, and the words 'Silver Shadow', washed onto the strandline of a sandy beach (12)
 
P1070835aBlog13 Grey left trainer shoe with black laces, black and white sole with red markings, washed ashore as flotsam on a sandy beach (13)
 
P1070856aBlog14 Right orange rubber boot, cut off at ankle height, washed ashore as flotsam, resting on dry sand (14)
 
P1070927aBlog15 Blue left plastic walking boot with purple boot-laces - as flotsam on the sandy seashore (15)
 
P1070929aBlog16 Right yellow rubber wellington boot with brown sole lying on dry sand after being washed shore as flotsam (16)
 
P1080032aBlog17 Sole of a right brown shoe lying half-buried in dry sand after washing ashore as flotsam (17)
 
P1080034aBlog18 Perished green right rubber wellington boot, with brown ridged sole and rusting steel toe-cap, as flotsam in dry sand (18)
 
P1080205aBlog19 Remnants of a left flotsam shoe lying in dry sand on the beach (19)
 
P1080212aBlog20 Patterned rubber sole of a right black flotsam sandal on the strandline of a sandy beach (20)
 
P1080213aBlog21 Right black flotsam sandal on the strandline of a sandy beach (21) 
 
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