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.

Ringstead 1. displayed

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(all this fitted into one carrier bag)

and played

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Aluminium dishes, cans and bottle recycled.

Another tobacco pouch complete with tobacco (composted).

Lots of lovely rusty bits.

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Couldn’t resist joining in with TJ’s Household Haiku: prompt TIDE

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leave litter for art

No! Please don’t!

Items washed and sorted

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I like to take a photo from each Beach clean so that I can remember where each item came from

A lot of this is recent rubbish left on the beach

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I often wish I was a writer – these could build up a story about a ‘Topman’ called Tim who smokes, has a dog, needs high energy fixes and has had something to celebrate recently.

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But in the story Tim doesn’t last long as ‘smoking kills’!

The Hengistbury rainbow

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As I’m laying them out ideas start to dance around

A face – do you think it looks like a dog?

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and a Hengistbury Head – I call him Henry

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