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Storm Surge Damage

Uploaded by: Cowgazer

Friday January 10, 2014

Abersoch, United Kingdom

Caption: Last Spring I posted a photo of these beach huts almost covered over with sand, however last Fridays Storm Surge took 8 feet of sand from parts of the beach leaving the huts teetering on the edge of a drop. Ah but they are only huts you may say, well in recent years one sold for $100,000...a lot of money for a shed.

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17. infocus2
2:30 AM GMT on January 15, 2014
Amazing! Must be the Hollywood of Great Britain??
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16. BORN2TRAVEL
9:27 AM GMT on January 13, 2014
It also has to be said that in the UK a person may own a beach hut or seafront home but they do not own the beach in front of it. All beaches here are open to the public as it should be. Dramatic and great shot Peter.
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15. richteas
11:56 AM GMT on January 12, 2014
Hello Peter:
The power of Foresight, if only they had Saved All That Sand from last year....

Great Photo, and I hope 'That Girl' is doing Wonderfully! The Very Best...R.T.
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14. Cowgazer
9:29 AM GMT on January 12, 2014
Thanks for your comments, these are just beach huts in which to prepare food, change clothes and maybe store your bucket and spade, canoe etc. Mostly they are owned by city people with a second home here, local housing prices are so inflated that new homes are being built purely for locals and sold at "affordable" prices with a stipulation that if sold on it must be to local residents.
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13. Tishu
4:08 AM GMT on January 12, 2014
What did they use the huts for? Did they live in them?
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12. polishprinz1
12:20 AM GMT on January 12, 2014
another $50,000. and you get a window .
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11. polishprinz1
12:15 AM GMT on January 12, 2014
i would give twice that...


if i liked the togetherness ...lol.
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10. nanapoo
1:51 PM GMT on January 11, 2014
Great weather capture Peter!! I totally agree with your last comment! Wealth doesn't buy happiness, that's in the soul of the person and what they do with life. When someone spends 100K on a shed (even if it's beachfront!).....they have way too much money!
ps...so glad you got the girl :)
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9. Cowgazer
1:31 PM GMT on January 11, 2014
Thanks everyone for your comments, Betty I couldn't agree more, except that I am richer than them. They never know if people just like them for their money and they often miss the simple, wonderful, small stuff that is just so amazing.

'Cause I'm just a country boy
Money have I none
But I've got silver in the stars
And gold in the mornin' sun
Gold in the mornin' sun.

Chorus from "I'm just a country boy" kind of been my life theme tune, only I did marry that girl.
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8. BettyFrance
1:15 PM GMT on January 11, 2014
This is fascinating.  It says the rich get the good stuff.  The rich seem to own the lakes and the sea.  The rest of us get to see it on WU. 
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7. Kennebunker
2:19 AM GMT on January 11, 2014
This brings such a sense of familiarity - a cherished family photo was taken at he beach in front of a beach hut very similar to these, at the beginning of the last century, with the ladies swathed in black wool jersey bathing costumes - somewhere in Scotland, I think. Cool shot, Peter.
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6. CalicoBass
1:17 AM GMT on January 11, 2014
Wow!
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5. llpj04
9:22 PM GMT on January 10, 2014
Yes I remember all the sand piled up. Woah so much for ocean front property!
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4. WurzelDave
8:06 PM GMT on January 10, 2014
Wow, thats some erosion. Great capture.
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3. gilg72
7:25 PM GMT on January 10, 2014
Wow! Very amazing & great reporting photo.
And Wowser on the selling price of one.
congrats on the VIP!
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2. jeans
5:29 PM GMT on January 10, 2014
Wow! Good weather picture. The presence of the person really shows the height of the drop.
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1. YouKnowWho
5:21 PM GMT on January 10, 2014
That is some serious damage! And that is a high price to pay, but I imagine the views are wonderful!
Great weather reporting!
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Cowgazer

I am Peter, brought up in the center of Manchester, UK. But was a square peg in a round hole there, worked 33 years as stockman in dairy farming then made redundant. Luckily got a job managing a garden nursery for a couple of years, but had to leave as tenancy came to an end. Couldn't find work so relocated to Wales and am now a self-employed gardener, great move, good things come out of hard times. Digital tech has made photography affordable to me and I love it, compliments my walking and Birdwatching. At present on a steep learning curve, new things are always good, stretch your mind and keep you sane-ish.

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