TA2243 : Futile Attempt

near to Mappleton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Futile Attempt
Futile Attempt
Twenty or so years ago, new sea defences were installed at great expense on the Holderness coastline just east of the village of Mappleton. They have been moderately successful (but not entirely) in that they have prevented a lot of erosion where their approximately 200m length is protecting buildings directly behind them on the cliff edge. Unfortunately, severe cliff erosion (up to 3m per year) continues at either end of the defences and is currently leaving the protected area as a 30m prominence (as seen in this photo) out into the sea! The pile of mud seen in the foreground is one of the latest 'victims' of the very recent erosion and will only be there for a few high tides before it is 'washed' out to sea!
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2012
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Geograph
Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 2282 4387 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.5899N 0:7.9960W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 2288 4371
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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