Where the earth slipped away
The Bindon landslide was huge, eight million tons of rock slid off and headed towards the sea, a great deep chasm of over 20 acres was formed between the land and the sea and a piece of land named 'Goat Island' was left standing see here. There had been constant heavy rain during the six months before the landslide. The geological structure of the land is made up of many different layers of rock. Some layers of rock will not let the water in, while other layers dissolve before it. The result is similar to a high pile of precariously balanced books when one book is removed.
|Looking up towards Goat Island 2012|
We walked along the Undercliff back in 2012 and stared up at Goat Island in awe.
|Looking down from Goat Island towards the sea.|
The chasm is so deep and full of impenetrable undergrowth. As we sat on a log and enjoyed a flask of coffee and a mince pie we took in the beauty and peace surrounding us. It is fantastic nature reserve where wildlife can thrive without much disturbance from man.
The views out to sea were amazing too, a river of fog hung over the water where the River Axe flowed into the sea.
As we headed back to the car the fog cleared giving us beautiful views of the white cliffs of Seaton and Beer.
I'm afraid that wasn't the end of the land slipping away from me at least ! The path was muddy, my foot slipped and I ended falling backwards into a bush of brambles and ended up with cuts to my neck and feeling an idiot for having fallen over. There has to be one and it is usually me! At least there wasn't a picture of my mishap. It's much better to end with the beauty of the Old Man's Beard!
Wishing you a good week ahead, last week was busy here, so I wasn't able to visit many other bloggers, hopefully this week I will be able to pop by.