Friday, 28 December 2012

Spot the Difference

 A fun competition to fill that awkward bit between Christmas and New Year......

In Puzzle 1 above we see a shot of our regular Slipwatch area immediately prior to last weeks major fall.  Below it is the same view taken on 28 December 2012.

Puzzle 2: slightly more tricky.  The upper photo was taken at 10am on Boxing Day, 26 December 2012.  The lower photo was taken 48 hours later at 10am on 28 December 2012, although we believe this fall actually occured late on Boxing Day afternoon.

Answers:  In both cases there has been a significant land slip which would have severely injured or killed anyone caught in its way.  The cliff is still moving.  Just because this site and the BBC showed some impressive video footage last weekend, it doesnt mean the cliff fall is over and the area is now safe.  Quite the opposite.

More photos a bit later.


Anonymous said...

Following the collapse how close to the edge are the properties above?

Swanage Coastguard said...

The nearest property is about 40ft away from the edge however others have longer gardens.