Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Hot shingle.

According to a report in the Times Branscombe beach in Devon has lost a lot of shingle this winter. So much has gone (been washed away by winter storms) that the level of the beach has dropped by 4 ft, exposing bits and pieces from WW2 as well as the wreck of the Napoli which foundered in a storm in 2007.

Some locals think the new groynes at Sidmouth might have something to do with this, because they change the direction of water movement.

A lady who lives in the area might have the true answer though, because tucked away in her comment is this gem :-
maybe it’s global warming,
I wonder how many people they had to ask before they got the right words to quote?

It's going to be a long time before either "climate change" or "global warming" are unfashionable excuses for nature's idiosyncrasies.

1 comment:

Witterings From Witney said...

Come on Mrs. R. This is Sidmouth - aka the mouth of SID's - semi illiterate drones!