ST0743 : Splash Point

taken 9 years ago, near to Watchet, Somerset, Great Britain

Splash Point
Splash Point
In rough weather at sea, the kink where the East Pier meets the cliff creates a sort of funnel that creates huge,exciting and dangerous waves to wash over the walls. Used to be a major part of alternative local entertainment, and doubtless still is judging by local liking for tombstoning on the West Pier. Even more courageous types even used to run down the steps to the wave-cut platform in the lull between monster waves. The path up the cliff (just visible)was also very precarious in a bad sea.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 073 435 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.9915N 3:19.6352W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 073 434
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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