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Felixstowe Ferry   4 July 2008

 

Felixstowe Ferry 10 Feb 2002

Felixstowe Ferry July 2006

Felixstowe Ferry  February 2007

Felixstowe Front and Ferry November 2007 and 25 March 2008

Felixstowe Ferry 4 July 2008

Felixstowe Ferry 18 March 2009

 

Felixstowe Front 19/20 September 2008

Felixstowe Front 10 Feb 2002

Felixstowe- Landguard Point

 

 

 

 

The general outlook towards the north and Felixstowe Ferry from the car park at 323 363, showing the rough land (sand dunes) of the golf club, the Martello Tower, the cliffs at Bawdsey .. and the growing shingle beds in front of the sea wall on the Felixstowe side of the Deben mouth.

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Behind the sea defences the golf course enjoys an open aspect (bracing doubtless), elevated tees at its southern end, and bunkers of natural sand already in situ!

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A tee of manicured, and doubtless watered, grass sits besides a Martello Tower.

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The lagoons in front of the sea wall have continued to be infilled by the shingle bank, leaving the rip-rap  high and dry!

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As high tide approached, the crater (centre) that was dry an hour previously, began to issue a stream on infiltrated tidewater (right) and created a bathing beach for a family (left).

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Sea wall, rip-rap, and shingle bank ... all behind the navigation post.

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The water in the lagoon was crystal clear, despite some algal growth, and the delta of deposits from the tidal infilling. On the right surface vegetation accompanies the navigation markers.

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Erosion and deposition; rip-rap on the left and shingle accretions in the centre of the estuary and engulfing the sea wall near the ferry.

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Bawdsey Manor with new shingle on its Deben shore and (right) a pair of dinghies run in on the tide. In the centre is a small growth of algae in the tidal lagoon.

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The fast-running incoming tide surges past a navigation marker, leaving quite a wake. Tidal depositional features  become significant in this area.

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More of the shingle being swept inshore, even over the concrete carpet defences at the ferry. The speed of the current is very evident.

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Felixstowe Ferry in the summer sun is a lively place, with plenty of visitors and also people who earn their living from the sea.

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Some contrasts between land and sea, light and shade.

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Redundant sea defences in summer perhaps, but still needed at many high tides during the rest of the year!

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A combination of natural beauty and man-made charm .. on  delightful afternoon!

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Greenery on the coast, from the malachite hues of the shingle lagoon to the summer meadow of the cliff face.

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Felixstowe Ferry River Deben  Bawdsey Manor coasts defences hard erosion change beaches groynes sand defences management groynes sailing golf leisure shingle bars

 

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