Saturday, 14 November 2009

Wild Waves Across Poole Bay

On our way into Bournemouth today, we drove along the clifftop at Southbourne to see the sea at its wildest. The wind caught at our breath as we pushed through the huge gusts, across the green to the cliff top. The wind was gusting to 78 MPH in the Channel off Portland Bill today and at The Needles , on the western edge of the Isle of Wight, wind speeds of 100MPH were measured.

Views to the east, towards Hengistbury Head.On a clear day, the Needles can be seen in the distance, but today they were hidden by the grey storm clouds and the sea.

Looking westwards along the Bournemouth cliffs and beaches. No surfers on Boscombe beach today!

Boscombe Pier, where the surf roared in towards the new artificial reef that is making good waves for surfers on less angry days.

Wild waves foam and spray along Boscombe beach to the west of the pier.


Morning's Minion said...

I think this might be weather I would prefer to view from the car rather than getting out to fight the wind. The helplessness of human kind before the weather is a humbling matter.
I mentioned to J. this morning that one of the delights of "visiting" blog-mates is that I'm becoming more aware of English geography. What a lot of sea coast is there.

Dartford Warbler said...

It was one of those winds you could lean into MM!

Bovey Belle said...

Gosh it looks rough. I've just left a post about the waves around Old Harry on your garden thread!