Winter Walk at Whiteford Sands

Red fishing buoy flotsam

Crisp and cold, bright and sunny, just right for blowing away the cobwebs with a walk along the strand at Whiteford Sands. On this particular winter’s day the tide had brought ashore lots of flotsam – fishing nets, buoys, floats, and crates, shoes, hard hats, and miscellaneous plastic rubbish that rested on a driftline of sand, pebbles or shells. Here are some of the things that caught my eye as I strolled the high water mark from Cwm Ivy Tor to the spit beyond Whiteford Point on Boxing Day 2013. Click on any of the images in the gallery below to view in a larger format and slideshow.

Windy day at the beach

Umbrella washed up with seaweed as flotsam on the beach


All Rights Reserved

Flotsam Shoes at Chapmans Pool

It’s that time again – for the Great Dorset Beach Clean. Sunday 16th September 2012 will see dozens of volunteers descending on some of our most beautiful Jurassic Coast beaches to clear away the huge volumes of flotsam that has accumulated over the summer months – most of it plastic but also fishing nets and ropes and SHOES!

Here are some photographs of trainers, flip flops, and sandals that I found on the beach at Chapmans Pool last weekend. It always makes me wonder how the owners walked home after losing their shoes – no mean feat (or should I say ‘feet’) to climb up the hill again barefoot after the trip to the beach!


All Rights Reserved