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.
This is the first post in Groyne 53: photographed March 2012 – June 2014 – March 2015. There is evidence of splash zone tolerant flora on these upper post tops.
Groyne 53 has a wonderful range of post tops with some excellent examples of the sea grinding the wood and the metal away with the shingle. The number was created using a photograph taken in June 2015, the photograph of the full post with this top was taken April 2015. Notice that the metal ferrule has been completely worn away on the edge that takes the full force of the waves, this is a common pattern.
Respect the water and be safe on the beach, check out the RNLI site.