Monday, January 19, 2009

Channel Storms Bring Woody Windfall.


The winter storms beat down and churn the cold Atlantic waters into a maelstrom of fearful proportions. As kids we would stand on 100ft cliffs at St Aldhelms Head and still be drenched by over spray from the huge pounding surf below. But, of course, every storm has an end and when it does, it's time to head to the beach and see what has changed, what is new.

In this case it's 2000 tons of cut lumber. This is the second time in a year that a load of lumber has been lost in the English Channel. This picture was from last January when a ship went down off the Dorset coast. A week later 100 miles up the channel near Brighton much of the wood came ashore. The town now celebrates the event with a week long art festival named after the ship that sank ...Ice Prince .
In NY they would pay a million bucks for such an 'Installation'

1 comment:

WorthyDan said...

Thanks for the mention - you can find out more about the Ice Prince Arts Festival at www.artistsandmakers.com

Looks like today's lost timber is heading for away from Sussex now, and towards Kent - perhaps we could duplicate the festival in Dungeness...