In recent years the effects of heightened storm activity has changed the topography/bathymetry of Crantock Bay. A wide, roaming meander of the River Gannel affects the wave action and direction. Now at high spring tides, the waves continually carve away at the dunes. This action has had many repercussions. Now in summer months, the bay is often red-flagged by lifeguards because it is not safe to enter the sea at certain times of the tide. Indeed the slope of sand that led up to their lofted lookout hut was swept away, as were the steps that were built to replace it... Twice!
Yet the action has also uncovered rock formations and natural springs that haven't been seen in hundreds of years. And for me, this has provided completely new features for me to compose around, to add many new aspects to my approach to Crantock at high tide. In this image a jutting shard of exposed rock leads the eye into a brooding bay as a weather front runs in off the Atlantic.
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Location: Crantock Bay, Cornwall
Photographer: Chris Simmons