ST0743 : Rip Rap, Watchet Harbour

taken 8 years ago, near to Watchet, Somerset, Great Britain

Rip Rap, Watchet Harbour
Rip Rap, Watchet Harbour
Rip Rap or Rock armour is used extensively around the coastline as a defence against coastal erosion. It consists of piling large boulders on top of each other to create a reef. Sometimes they are piled up against a sea wall. They work by absorbing wave energy. Often the boulders are granite or another tough rock.

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ST0743, 434 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010
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Rip rap   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 071 435 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.0001N 3:19.8328W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 070 435
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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