Saturday, 21 May 2011

Shingle beach

I can't really pretend that the water front at Warsash is pretty. It offers a grand view of Fawley oil refinery and the associated power station, and the big yachting marina at Hamble. The estuary is muddy and the beach is shingle. It doesn't even border on the Channel, but looks out onto the river Hamble and Southampton Water, and a bit of the Solent if you direct your view towards the Isle of Wight.

But I like it. It is full of activity; the boat yards, the school of navigation, the lifeboat training station, the little pink ferry that shuttles across the Hamble. And all the boats that go into Southampton pass here; there's always something going on.

Here's a few extra pictures of the area, and some of the plants you can find there.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Reminds me of the Milford estuary. Always something fascinating that belies the backdrop

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