INSPIRATION: When you get on to a beach, look at the sea, see what it tells you.
THINGS TO BE FOUND ON A BEACH
(Natural or manmade, practical or decorative, local or peregrine, exotic or mundane, dead or alive, organic/inorganic.)
Fish, birds, frogs, cetaceans
Gannets, guillemots, razorbill, fulmars, gulls, shags, cormorants, little auk
Sinister (hypodermic, smoke canisters, chemicals)
Wood (firing, built, soft/hard)
Fishing gear (local) (commercial/anglers’)
Fishing gear (America/Canada/Iberian)
Lifesaving equipment (marker flares, jackets, C-rations, life belts, light sticks)
Parasites (Toledo worm, Gribble worm (six different species in British waters), goose barnacle, algae)
Selection by: currents and coastal morphology, tidal drift, weather.
Big seas/ calm seas
Change in beach profile: movement of sand, stones, rock, cliff falls, streams, rivers, dunes, strandline, roads.
People, dogs, horses, boats, vehicles, extreme sports (Watergate).