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DorsetJack
Permission has been received to dam the side of the river and cut a channel directly south. Unfortunately it appears to be too late for the cafe and it's decking. All material in front of the cafe including the large concrete buffers that were being used as protection are now washed away and lying ten feet down. There is nothing beyong the decking and it is only a matter of time before that too is undermined and destroyed.
Such structures are no match for natural forces.
There is considerable debate about whether more could have been done to save the decking (pain in the neck anyway...) but it is too late now. It is still standing but has very little chance of seeing out the season
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DorsetJack
Sea has changed our beach a little more...

Wonder how secure the guys in the wee cafe are feeling now...
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jwarren
Crikey...It looks like it's changed the course of the river too...

I hope you're well mate...,see you soon,we'll be down in a couple of weeks.
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DorsetJack
Been taking the dogs down at night last few days - would have walked right off the edge of that!

Be good to see you!
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plagistoma

Had some rough seas then,is the beach still shingled up or is it scoured?
 
steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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Koss1959
Last few days Lyme has been a mess. The sea's ripped it up. The first few days, there were nodules everywhere.

Not much bone about it seemed though. Haven't been in a few days as the tides have been late.
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DorsetJack
Sea has thrown up tons of shingle - tides are pretty feeble at the moment so it is staying where it is. River was blocked by a wall of shingle so turned left... now there is an 8 foot cliff where the beach used to slope down from the path... The cafe was shored up earlier this year with huge concrete blocks but some of them have now been undermined and have fallen down. It isn't looking good.
Tides should be back up in a week or two to take all the shingle off the beach again though
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DorsetJack
Getting worse...
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Wave

Beautiful stretch of coastline, all weathers! Can't wait to visit again soon, when conditions are more favourable 
 
 
 
 
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Anne
That is really dramatic!
I'll be down in the new year to inspect it myself
anne
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janetsbears
What the latest state of the area? Is the river still diverted or has it returned to its normal route?

Looking forward to my annual trip down, but unsure what to expect next time we visit!

Chris
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Julian123

I was there December 31st and it was till the same.
Julian

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janetsbears
Thanks for the update

I must admit that I won't miss the cafe in the slightest. I've never used it, on the basis that such places are generally an overpriced form of torture to me because I'd rather be strolling down the beach looking for fossils than sitting about getting bored!

We're hoping to get down some time in May with a bit of luck to see for ourselves.

Chris
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