Rusty

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‘Rusty’ the Ringstead steed.

Rusty Ringsteed.

Made from rust found on my first beach clean at Ringstead, 28July.2016.

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Cogden and Burton Bradstaock

14.Aug.16

A friend and I went for a walk on a gloriously beautiful Summer Sunday.DSCF9559

We parked near Cogden Beach, (There is a National Trust Car Park at the roadside).DSCF9561crossed the footpath to get to the steps to the beach and walked East to Cogden on a litter pick, finding most along the high-tide mark.DSCF9563

My friend is a litter pick star! She lives in town and goes for a litter pick walk each morning along by the river and has been doing that for years, so she was quite happy to join me in my latest crazy craze.

We walked to Cogden, had a paddle, DSCF9565ate our packed lunches and turned back along the beach.DSCF9562

Putting our bags in the car, we then walked the coast path to Burton Bradstock.DSCF9574

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The houses you can see are The Boarding House, and next to it the home of local celebrity, singer, musician and activist Billy Bragg.

 

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The beach is more crowded at Burton Bradstock where there is a cafe.

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Stopping at a shop on the way home, this headline caught my eye

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We filled a carrier bag each

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Overcombe Corner 2: cardigan

The cardigan I found just peeping out of the sand at the edge of the water.

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I just saw a bit of sleeve at first

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When I pulled it out it was covered with weed and sand – I wish I had taken a photo of the state of it then, but I was so eager to discover more about it, I rinsed it when I got home and lots of weed came of leaving these little fragments attached.

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Some of these pieces send me off on whole fantasies about the human stories that brought them to where I find them.

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An extra small, hand-wash only, dark navy, woman’s cardigan.

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Was it bought in Japan, Sydney Australia or the Netherlands.

Was it blown over the side of a yatch.

I would SO like to know more about it’s story.

Overcombe Corner. 1

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I was on the beach by 7.30am, parking on the road near the Cafe on Overcombe Corner.

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Such a glorious morning.

Shocking to see the litter around the cafe, but I did not stop to tackle that lot!DSC_0004

Hoping that cafe staff would clear it, I walked East along the beach towards Bowleaze Cove.

The picture below is my entry in Cee’s Which Way Challenge this month, down the ramp or along the top? Which way would you go?

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There were early morning swimmers and runnersDSC_0010

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a paddle boarder

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and campers – what a spotDSC_0017

and what a view to wake up to

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all the colours shone in the early morning sunshine.

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The beach looks clean doesn’t it …….

Here’s my haul

Of course I took more than 2 minutes, it was about an hour and a half of pleasant saunteringDSC_0051

This lot plus an intact cardigan with seaweed growing on it, a child’s pair of pants, three socks and a T-shirt – all to be shown in a future post………