Saturday, 17 December 2016

Sandwich Bay shipwreck timbers ashore.

Towards the end of November 2016 , the wind stayed onshore for many days often reaching gale force. Over this period the shingle beach changed from a series of stepped terraces of shingle to a steady slope. In these conditions the most diverse pieces of driftwood do come ashore.
Many of these timber remains are of a shipwreck origin and some are easily identifiable as such. On the 26th November two larger items came ashore. It is hard to link them to a specific shipwreck as there are many offshore wreck sites with the Goodwin Sands on the doorstep. Both items were oak and of a large construction.

No comments: