The A to Z of HMHBBack to indexC is for... Chesil Beach“And I know Chesil Beach is far away in time”– Fix It So She Dreams Of MeSo… what do we know about Chesil Beach?
The pebbles increase in size from one end to the other? Or is that somewhere else?
10 May 2014
“To the West they are quite small, becoming increasingly large the farther East you go. It is thought that the action of the waves moves and erodes the pebbles at different rates as they are washed along the beach. Local fishermen are said to be able to tell exactly where they have landed their boats just from the size of the pebbles.”
“Any half-decent geography student will tell you that, in any case, the Chesil isn’t, strictly speaking, a beach but a tombolo. “
10 May 2014
I did my PADI Rescue Diver there. It was cold and wet 🙁
11 May 2014
..Chesil Beach is a barrier beach as opposed to a tombolo(and much,much more)..the pebbles,gravel(chesil) are from another location..
13 May 2014
Cream cheese and chives
On his film review with Mark Kermode , Simon Mayo (a known fan) ,was introducing a review of the new film . ‘I always want to add the words ‘far away in time’.
My wife’s synopsis of said book. ‘There’s a couple get married. Go on honeymoon. He can’t get it up. That’s it really.’ She doesn’t have her own review show. Yet.
15 May 2018
I think this comes from the fact that the sleeve art of Martha and the Muffins Echo Beach is actually of Chesil Beach, and the song Echo Beach is sang by Martha to be “Far Away in Time”.
3 September 2020