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Groynes

Free Photos, Sandsend, North Yorkshire

Article By: Dave Roberts

First Published: 23 August 2011

This image of groynes on the beach at Sandsend was shot at night as the sun was going down, the shot was deliberately over exposed to produce the desired effect - resulting in the stillness of the image with the water of the North Sea giving the appearance of mist or fog with the groynes protruding through.

Groynes are designed to interrupt the flow of the sea water in order to preserve the shore, it limits the movement of sediment and slows the washing away of the beach.

Although fishing still takes place out of Sandsend, this is generally entertainment with all commercial fishing now past. Sandsend's main income stems from the tourist sector. Most of the inhabitants of Sandsend commute to jobs outside the village.

 

 

 

 

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