There's still time to learn how to take stunning pictures!
The New Year will see the release of a wonderfully alternative map and guide to the Suffolk Coast.
Wow! A wire sculpture made at a Family Art Workshop run by Tidal Margins at RSPB Minsmere thanks to funding from Touching the Tide.
The photograph shows “seeds” stretching toward the light and growing after being chased, but not caught and eaten, by birds.
Our Suffolk Coast was portrayed in an exhibition of stunning artwork and photographs -- all produced as part of the Touching the Tide project.
Ever fancied exploring a Martello Tower?
It was tiny but treasure nontheless.
An appeal has been launched to create a memorial to all those who worked on Orford Ness.
53 volunteers dug out the equivalent of 97 Mini Coopers in the Dunwich Dig - by hand!
The word is really getting out there!
by Bill Jenman, Touching the Tide Project Manager. If someone asks what we’re about, I always talk about East Lane, Bawdsey.
This part of the coast was eroding rapidly, threatening two houses and the historic Martello Tower. Previously, the Government simply paid for coast defences, but by 2009 there was much less public money around so the new rock armour was partly paid for by innovative “enabling developments.” Twenty-six new houses were built in areas where they wouldn’t previously have been permitted, with the profits going to fund the new defences.
But there again…
So what do you think?
Different people (original residents, owners of the new homes, beach visitors, archaeologists) will all have a different viewpoint.
If you now understand this complexity, but still have your own view, Touching the Tide has done its job. Next time coastal change comes up, in the pub or in a formal consultation, please take part in the debate and help to shape the future of our changing coast.