Kerrie Ann Gardner | Storm
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Huge storm waves batter The Cobb in Lyme Regis.


During the Winter of 2013 – 2014, the south of England was repeatedly subjected to a number of violet storms. Many trees were uprooted and a number of seaside towns were severely damaged.

Lyme Regis, which lies at the westernmost point of Dorset, was no exception. Huge waves battered The Cobb, sending showers of large pebbles over the wall and often swamping the structure completely. Crowds of people came to witness the destruction, many admitting they had never seen storms like it. I was no exception. I visited the adjacent beach a number of times, struggling to stand up against the savage wind. One morning when the rain had stopped for a while, I arrived with a camera to see if I could photograph the relentless waves. This was the result; the sea thrashing at The Cobb under a foreboding sky. Churned up debris lies scattered on the pebbles and all sunlight is completely obliterated.



March 4, 2015