North Yorkshire/Northumberland coast

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Re: North Yorkshire/Northumberland coast

Post by mimpkin » Wed Jul 10, 2013 18:18

I saw a short film a few years ago about people who live with the threat of coastal erosion along the East Coast of Yorkshire. One woman always had her car parked facing inland and had a bag ready just in case her home should suddenly fall into the sea. It was a fascinating film. I've wanted to visit that coast ever since but I've not got there yet.

All this talk of beautiful coastlines and all your lovely photos have made me wish so badly to be by the sea. I think it's time to plan myself a summer adventure.
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Re: North Yorkshire/Northumberland coast

Post by mimpkin » Wed Jul 10, 2013 18:52

Photos and tales of lost villages on the East Yorkshire coast. . .
http://www.neilawhite.com/lostvillages.html
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Re: North Yorkshire/Northumberland coast

Post by humblebee » Wed Jul 10, 2013 20:38

mimpkin wrote:Photos and tales of lost villages on the East Yorkshire coast. . .
http://www.neilawhite.com/lostvillages.html
That's an amazing set of images isn't it? Found it a few months back. Just wondrous.

I feel a slight obsession coming on with Ravenser Odd, a busy medieval town on the east Yorkshire coast. It was a more significant seaport than Hull at one point. And then, in the late 14th century, it entirely ceased to exist when it fell into the sea.

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Re: North Yorkshire/Northumberland coast

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Jul 11, 2013 14:02

mimpkin wrote:Photos and tales of lost villages on the East Yorkshire coast. . .
http://www.neilawhite.com/lostvillages.html
God. Those are amazing. I find erosion, in general, fucking amazing. It's just incredible to think about the life cycle of those cliffs, isn't it? There's something quite elegant about it. I'm preparing for a slight career sidestep (rather than a total change) and I'm especially keen on coastal and river erosion management. I just need to find someone willing to employ me to do it now.

A few of us went to Northumberland a few weeks back and stayed in a couple of cottages on a nice wee holiday site in Belford (itself quite unremarkable) and went to Lindisfarne. I didn't manage to get any decent photos, but it was absolutely stunning.

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Re: North Yorkshire/Northumberland coast

Post by crystalball » Fri Jul 12, 2013 06:48

That lost villages website is magical. I couldn't think about anything else for days and days when I first saw it.

Here are a few of the pictures I took on our Northumberland travels the other week. Still rather stunned:

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And a couple more here.

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Re: North Yorkshire/Northumberland coast

Post by mimpkin » Mon Jul 15, 2013 17:16

lynsosaurus wrote:
mimpkin wrote:Photos and tales of lost villages on the East Yorkshire coast. . .
http://www.neilawhite.com/lostvillages.html
God. Those are amazing. I find erosion, in general, fucking amazing. It's just incredible to think about the life cycle of those cliffs, isn't it? There's something quite elegant about it. I'm preparing for a slight career sidestep (rather than a total change) and I'm especially keen on coastal and river erosion management. I just need to find someone willing to employ me to do it now.
Oh, that sounds like a great job! Erosion is ace. Solid ground is not as solid as we think. I'm fascinated by the fact that people live on the edge like that (s'cuse pun) It's like living on an earthquake fault line or at the foot of a volcano, a different way of life isn't it? It could all be gone in seconds.

I've just looked back at all your photos in this thread. I really do need to get myself to the sea soon. I may well loose the plot if I don't.
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