Category Archives: Shingle Street

Shingle Blue

Blue rope at Shingle Street autumn 2020.

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Is there a single word that expresses Shingle Street’s sense of place?  I’ve described it variously as curious and haunting, alien and austere, words associated with its remoteness, the overwhelming size of the shingle bank and the always threatening presence … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 23

Shingle Street now has two tidal lagoons.  A new lagoon has formed to the north of the original one, close to the cottage known as The Beacon, since I was there in December 2019.  At high tide today it was … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 22

‘Well, our visitors have been, and gone, and also mother and Joan, and I think they all enjoyed themselves what little time they were here, although Arthur was afraid that he would be frozen down here, as he had never … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 21

Tuesday 31st December, the end of 2019, but not the end of the disruption to the norm that extends from around December 20th to a point in the New Year when the sales are exhausted and those that have too … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 20

A feather-topped fetish has appeared at the end of the whelk line where the shingle ridge plunges to the sea.  At its foot feathers planted in the stones shiver in the wind.

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Shingle Street 19

Roy Hammans reminded me this week that Shingle Street ‘is a place that lends itself to solitary contemplation, especially when you get there in darkness and there’s no one else around’ (he was there to see the sunrise).  He’s right: … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 18

In my post of 13th January 2018 I described a ‘crater-like depression’ on the beach at Shingle Street.  I said, ‘There is a little standing water, probably left over from and original inlet connected to the sea – the bottom … Continue reading

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Shingle Street – ‘Yesterday’

This is one of my favourite pictures of Shingle Street, first posted in July 2012. The Beacon, as this bungalow is known, achieves an unexpected celebrity in the new Danny Boyle / Richard Curtis film ‘Yesterday’ as the home of … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 16

I failed to admit in my previous posting that photography at Shingle Street on Sunday ended prematurely when my camera battery ran out.  I took a single final shot on my phone.  Lessons: make sure the battery is charged, or … Continue reading

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Sunday 13th January 2019.  A buffeting wind gusted in from the west setting the reeds in the Oxley Marshes in a nonstop dance.  It whined in machinery and wires; the Union Jacks flapped and snapped, their ropes tapping against the … Continue reading

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