Seaweed on the beach: View looking east on Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, Jurassic Coast, 4 September 2009 showing banks of seaweed washed ashore (P1150450aBlog1) 

The sandy beach at Studland was decorated with piles of brightly coloured seaweed when I visited last week. It started out as a more or less continuous green bank near the access point by the National trust shop and cafe; then re-arranged itself into a series of connected ridges projecting seawards; then became more dispersed into individual clumps before disappearing from the strandline altogether. Looking down towards the sea from the dunes, the seaweed could be seen arrayed in an unusual crenellated pattern along the water’s edge. 

Studland Bay seaweed picture: View of Studland Beach looking east, Dorset, UK, Jurassic Coast, 4 September 2009, showing continuous bank of multi-coloured seaweed (P1150426aBlog2) 

Seaweed on sandy beach: View looking east at Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, Jurassic Coast, 4 September 2009, showing discontinuous bank of multi-coloured seaweed (3)

Strandline seaweed pattern: View looking south from Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, Jurassic Coast, 4 September 2009, showing crenellated pattern on a strip of strandline seaweed (P1150453aBlog4) 

The sky seems to be as interesting a feature of Studland as the sea, sand and strandline. The constantly varying cloud formations and the changing quality of the light are phenomenal and never fail to amaze me.

Pristine sandy seashore image: View looking east on Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, 4 September 2009, showing completely seaweed-free shore (P1150469aBlog5)

Studland's sandy beach: View looking east on Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, Jurassic Coast, 4 September 2009, showing odd sandy ridge and scarp (6) 

Studland Beach view: View looking towards Old Harry Rocks from Studland Beach, Dorset, UK, Jurassic Coast, 4 September 2009 (P1150496aBlog7) 

Revision of a post first published 11 September 2009

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