The coastline of Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, consists of a shingle beach maintained by a series of T-shaped, wooden piled groynes. This is a photographic exploration of a community of groynes that co-exist on the beach, next to the promenade from West Parade to Channel View. The photographs examine the individual characteristics of the post tops. Using photo montage, the ferrule was manipulated to create the number which links the post top to the groyne in which it exists. This series of blogs presents a small selection from work that started in 2002 and continues to this day.
Groyne 48 has a permanent location marker on the prom, in front of the red brick toilets.
The end of the groyne is missing its lower planking, and you can see the light streaming through the groyne into the watery shadow.
I first photographed this groyne in 2012 and the deep pool at the end of the groyne has been there since then, so restricting access to photographing the lower posts.
The first two images are above the intertidal zone, the spray zone and have been colonised by grass and lichens.
The last of the three images shown above is the end post. The end post is in the Middle tide zone and is colonised by barnacles and seaweed.
I would be happy for someone to provide a more informed description of the the life inhabiting the post tops. Please leave a comment. More detailed images can be provided upon request.