Southern Coastline Of The Isle of Wight

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This is a stretch of the southern coastline of the Isle of Wight, the island where I live.
You can see the variation in colours of the cliff face; parts are very chalky and other parts sand.
The Needles are faintly visible, in the distance, a white formation of rocks that stick up from the sea, just off the main coastline.
The Isle of Wight is gradually shrinking, due to erosion around the island's coastline and we often have parts of the cliffs, fall into the sea, especially on this side of the island.
Thanks for viewing. :)


Jas - May 26, 2008 09:12 AM EDT
Thanks for the comments Alandra. Have tried three times to answer your comment, in a more detailed way, but the web site doesn't like the wording and won't record it. I've tried re-writing but no luck and I can't work out which word it doesn't like?? Sorry. :(
alandrapal - May 26, 2008 05:39 AM EDT
Lovely scene, Jas. Didn't realize this about the erosion. We have similar concerns about the cliffs in various areas of this region also. A couple of winters ago, there was quite a serious "slide" - believe it was in North Vancouver, where several houses were involved, and seem to recall that there was loss of life & injuries also.
Jas - May 25, 2008 05:29 PM EDT
Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments on this photo! The island is a great place to live; like taking a step back in time and quite relaxed. The erosion is a worry, especially along the southern coast of the island. We have had many land slips and cliff falls over the years and the authorities have put in some kind of alarm system, along the coastal road, that detects movement in the surrounding land mass. As I understand it, if the alarm is activated, the road will be closed immediately and geological work will have to be carried out to check if it will be safe to re-open! Scary!! Thanks for viewing. :)
chriss35 - May 19, 2008 03:01 PM EDT
A very nice clear shot Jas, love the colours and the framing another one for our picture post card collection. Chriss:)
talsi - May 18, 2008 09:26 AM EDT
Beautiful image.
Cindy - May 18, 2008 03:24 AM EDT
Such a great description Jas, I enjoyed reading and also viewing your photo. It must be quite unsafe with the erosion.
Art57 - May 17, 2008 09:48 PM EDT
Great picture. Great colors and composition.
whittler113 - May 17, 2008 05:10 PM EDT
wOW!! what a great view,a very pretty scene.
BRIANPADDOCK - May 17, 2008 02:26 PM EDT
What a good view Jas, went along there last w/ebut did,nt have time to stop. well done
shutterbug - May 17, 2008 01:57 PM EDT
What a beautiful place to live, absolutly beautiful! Carol

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