This is the second in the series of images of lost and abandoned footwear: shoes, boots, slippers, trainers and flip-flops found on the strandlines of Gower beaches. Some, like the wellington boots, have probably been lost overboard from pleasure or work boats; or from the back of the trailers and tractors that ferry cockle and mussel fishermen from shore to shore. Others might have been lost in the dark after late night beach parties; or washed away when the tide came in more quickly than expected while swimmers were in the water. I find it fascinating when shoes have obviously been in the sea a long time and have hydroids or barnacles attached. Other shoes I rediscover on different occasions and in different places; each time a little more worse for wear. Maybe one of these shoes belongs to you? Have a look and see.
If your lost shoe isn’t here, look in later posts on the same subject as I have many more examples in my collection still to show.
Revision of a post first published 8 November 2009
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