Cleft Cliff


This afternoon we all watched Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin, supported by Peter Serafinowicz and Ann-Margret, starring in ‘Going in Style’. This is a wonderful heist romp about three ageing friends getting their own back on a foreclosing bank. I won’t spoil the story by revealing anything more.

Afterwards the oldies in our group drove down to Barton on Sea for coffees at the Beachcomber cafΓ©.

In the cold air I risked frostbite by photographing the dusk before joining the others. Some walkers hurried along the clifftop.

Cleft in cliff

I wondered whether they had noticed the recently rent cleft in the cliff edge. I also wondered whether this chunk of rocky soil would still be in situ next time we pass this way.

Others, walking their dogs, strode along the shore line.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s excellent beef, mushroom, and onion pie; creamy mashed potatoes; crisp cabbage, and crunchy carrots. I drank very flavoursome and full bodied 16 Little Black Pigs shiraz cabernet 2016, one of a mixed case Ian gave me for Christmas.



  1. An interesting tale you tell, Derrick, but, looks to me as though you were taking a risk even getting into position for that photograph. At least now you have a record of the stage the cliff is currently at to compare with your next visit.

  2. Ahhh Shiraz and Cabernet – Australia’s secret weapon. Specifically South Australia, for the 16 Little Black Pigs. We saw that film sometime this year, but I didn’t recognise the title. A good romp, as you say.

  3. As always, your photos are beautiful, Derrick. I particularly like the way the water (and land) is striped in the last two photos. The beach huts, too.
    We didn’t see the movie, but in the previews the three certainly looked like they were having fun.
    That cleft looks dangerous. I would be afraid of walking nearby.
    The wine sounds delicious! The perfect ending to a fine day.

  4. What a fab day! That cliff does look dodgy….eek. Super nice friends giving lovely Christmas gifts of wine. The label is pretty interesting…”Little Black Pigs”…LOL! Happy New Year to you both ! Good Health for 2018 ! Cheers Boomdee!

      1. I have seen a fresh debris on the beach under the cliff. Looks like a good chunk broke off. Thankfully it happened during the nigh and no one got hurt.

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