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This site has taught me a lot since it started. Mainly its the 'posters' who do it. Recentley John Mason posted about the effects of the storms on 'his' beaches, so I wrote and asked about how this happened and if it was able to reinstate it self. He mentioned 'Longshore Drift'. I had heard about it but memory is failing! SO ... I googled it and found a great explanation, and for the Barmouth area.

BBC - Learning Zone Class Clips - The coastline - longshore drift and spits - Geography Video

Great stuff ..... I just wanted to share it with you lot!! Sorry to you cleverer ones who already knew.
How many 'favourite' marks are actually on 'spits'?
 

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Excellent bit of info thanks for posting link. Very interesting. :thumbs:
 

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This site has taught me a lot since it started. Mainly its the 'posters' who do it. Recentley John Mason posted about the effects of the storms on 'his' beaches, so I wrote and asked about how this happened and if it was able to reinstate it self. He mentioned 'Longshore Drift'. I had heard about it but memory is failing! SO ... I googled it and found a great explanation, and for the Barmouth area.

BBC - Learning Zone Class Clips - The coastline - longshore drift and spits - Geography Video

Great stuff ..... I just wanted to share it with you lot!! Sorry to you cleverer ones who already knew.
How many 'favourite' marks are actually on 'spits'?
Didnt you do geography at your school ?:lmao:
 

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I've seen it first hand here, the sand they piled up near the pier drifted down to us in Old Colwyn! Thanks council :)
Unfortunately it's all gone away again due to the southerlies we had for ages, no thanks weather :/
 

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I've seen it first hand here, the sand they piled up near the pier drifted down to us in Old Colwyn! Thanks council :)
Unfortunately it's all gone away again due to the southerlies we had for ages, no thanks weather :/
I heard they're piling rocks on the beach in Old Colwyn atm, but haven't been that way to see for myself. Can you tell us anything about that?
 

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I heard they're piling rocks on the beach in Old Colwyn atm, but haven't been that way to see for myself. Can you tell us anything about that?
On my end there are rocks about half way along from the pier to the end of the prom (Old Colwyn side), they aren't piling anymore on this stretch at the moment but I think they will in the nfuture as part of their defence plans. Once you get to the end of the prom - on the beach between that and the headland at Tan Lan they are shoring up and "improving" some of the rocks that are already there, adding some new ones and generally having a good time playing on the beach :)

I chatted to a foreman/planner and he said they were making the access points of the slipway and the stone steps half way along the cycle path less susceptible to storms. I mentioned the extra sand that was there at the time and some of the sand that seemed to have disappeared from around the pier and he had mixed feelings about it being a knock on effect! I think he may have had something to do with the planning of it all so was reluctant to give a full answer.

I'm afraid that if the rocks continue to be put down the prom towards Tan Lan; an easy reach fishing venue will be lost. But more important is the protection of the road, homes and transport links so it's a fair pay off. Every time we get a good Northerly with a medium + sized tide the prom gets flooded and bits get torn away.
 
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