Early autumn has an increased swell resulting in dramatic crashing waves. Thrift flowers typical of the region grow in lines of clumps on the cliff edge which appear to echo the waves of the sea. Normally pale pink, September shows attractive orange dried stems, with one or two still in flower. They seem to love being on the edge in this growth manner, literally the furthest western flowers. These images are a great subject for wall art.
ABBOTSHAM PEBBLES AND ROCK POOLS
An entire rock foreshore of classic brown bubbled seaweed at low tide. In between are some of the finest rock pools I've seen, with multi genus of seaweeds, lichens and crustacea of all colours and sizes. The beach of gigantic grey pebbles is narrow under the cliffs. Low tide reveals the entire underwater beach to be collapsed rock strata with numerous rock pools; an area of geological scientific interest Abbotsham Coast, North Devon.
ORCOMBE POINT - SEA SCULPTURED ROCK
Triassic rock ocean eroded into morphic sculptural forms like ancient sea creatures or dinosaurs. See main gallery.
'Triassic Period – 250-200 million years ago. The Triassic period begins in the wake of the greatest mass extinction of all time. Only about 4 per cent of known species survive from the preceding Permian period. The world is a single land mass called Pangaea and what is now the Jurassic Coast lies at the arid centre of this super-continent. Mountains to the south and west are the source of huge rivers that wash stones across the area before their waters evaporate. The period is characterised by red-coloured sandstone and mud' Orcombe Point, Jurassic Coast
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