Cogden Bottle

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Another bottle in a similar condition was found at Osmington Mills on 6.July.16. You can see it here.

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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.

Yellow and green triangles

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playing with how to display triangles and trying out the ‘jelly fish’ against this background

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using the sketch mode on the camera

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washing over the yellow

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playing with placement

 

Which do you like the best out of the last two – I can’t decide.

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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.

Mike Perry

April 2015

I went to this exhibition at the Oriel Parc Gallery just outside St. Davids

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I remember being fascinated but in a bit of a hurry – I wish I had taken longer there now

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but luckily my quick photos have led me to the artist and a You Tube Clip

A fascination I have always had has been given a place, a significance. I too wonder about the human story of each piece.

The conglomerates are extraordinary.

Mike Perry’s website: www.m-perry.com

Cwm Gwyllog Beach, approx 5 miles North of Fishguard, is accessed from the Coast Path.

It is possible to stay at Mike Perry’s farm nearby. Click on the link to discover more.