I revisit things I have found on the beach to see how they change with time.
I hadn’t walked along Whiteford Sands for quite a while. My last visit was a few months ago – in December, I think. I was surprised at how much the seashore had changed when I went there again a couple of weeks ago in mid-March. There have been some very striking large scale changes as a result of the winter storms (and I will talk about what has been uncovered very soon).
I have photographed the remains of the small wrecked boat at Whiteford many times over the past ten years. Despite the major transformations to the Whiteford Point area over winter, the little wooden boat wreck remained untouched. This time the planking of the upturned hull was mostly covered by dry sand. However, part of the keel or mast-housing was still above ground. The timbers a little more weathered and etched – providing a great place for yellow lichen to flourish. The rusting old ironwork staining the adjacent timbers but the rivets still holding all the pieces together. The wreck looked very picturesque against the pristine wind-blown sand and the cold blue sky.
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4 Replies to “Old Whiteford Boat Wreck”
Hi Jessica, I am giving a talk on the Whiteford Lighthouse for DFHS, please could I use your photo of the boat wreck on one of my slides (credited, of course). Many thanks, Bella
Hello, Bella. Yes, it is fine to use my picture of the boat wreck. Do you need the original jpg file or can you copy it from the web page?
Hi Jessica, the original would be fantastic if you have it please, but if not, I’ll use the one from the site. Many thanks,
Hi, Bella. You will have to let me know which particular photograph you need as there are several in that article. And then send me the information by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can forward you the image file.