Thursday, December 04, 2014
WOULD YOU HAVE BUILT A HOUSE THERE?
Charles Thomas Howard's (1865-1942) interpretation is most interesting. The presence of the cliff railway (letter A) dates the postcard as post 1926 but the absence of the ill-fated Ridgemont House (built 1930's) on the headland (letter B) narrows the date of painting to around 1928. The breccia and red sandstone division (letter C) has gone as has the interesting geological breccia stack (letter D) slightly offshore of the Gentlemen's Bathing Place. The sea-stack was swept aside by a horizontal, high velocity run out lobe.
The geological fault line running down the valley (directly behind B & C) was long known and despite the open cast, inherently unstable red sandstone cliff, no measures were put into place before the slip commenced in February of 2010. By then, it was too late to halt the forces of nature.
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 16:47