Last week our Environmental Hazards class travelled to Lyme Regis to look at the current coastal defences there, as well as the landslide at Black Ven and the beach supports along Monmouth Beach. It was a really sunny, dry day and despite falling over every 3 seconds in the muddy fields along The Spittles, it was great fun.
This was the view from the top of Charmouth, looking out over the sea. I love how the sun reflects off the surface of the sea.
This was the landslide at Black Ven - I didn't realise how big it would be. There's a golf course behind it and around the corner, there was another landslide with lots of houses below it!
Lovely view from the top of the hill we'd walked up in Charmouth. The area was really pretty.
Looking out over the hill towards the town below. Scary how close these things happen to the towns.
This was taken down on Monmouth Beach on my phone. I loved all the little beach huts along the walkway.
Another view on Monmouth Beach - in the distance you can see the other cliffs where the second landslide had happened.
This was the harbour next The Cobb - I love harbours, seeing all the little boats tied down. Reminds me of holidays in Devon and Cornwall.
It's always really nice to be outside and see what we've been studying up close in the real world and I don't know how we've managed it but every time we've had a field-trip the weather has always been really nice. So despite getting absolutely covered in mud with the amount of times I fell over in the muddy fields along The Spittles (hence no photos at that point - everything was in my rucksack away from the mud!) it was great fun and I managed to make everyone laugh with my consistent slipping and sliding!
This week I'm starting my work experience with The Parks Trust, mapping street furniture such as benches, street art, signposts and information panels so that they can better manage what they have in their parks. It's nice to be outside collecting data and knowing that I'm helping with a project is a nice feeling. I can't believe how fast this year is going! Over half-way through now!
Hope everyone's having a great week!