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Hill Head is a resenditial area near Stubbington in Fareham, Hampshire

Meon Shore at Titchfield Haven

Titchfield Haven and the Meon Shore

A small self set project to photograph the Meon Shore for a week.
I initially planned to capture the sunrises but aided by some unseasonably warm temperatures I stayed longer and watched the birds visiting the nature reserve

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For more information on the Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve


The Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve in Hampshire .

It encompasses the lower floodplain of the River Meon, near to the point where it flows into the Solent near Hill Head.

Until late in the 16th century, the River Meon was navigable as far as Titchfield.

The Titchfield Canal opened in 1611 and was only the second canal existing in Britain at the time. [source wikipedia}


Plastic Pollution of our Beaches

Plastic Pollution

Please follow the link the the Surfers Against Sewage website to see how you can help reduce plastic waste.

The gallery below shows just some of the 5000 items of marine plastic pollution per mile of beach in the UK

This stuff is used for seconds and then ditched but never degrades.

Plastic pollution involves the accumulation of plastic products in the environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat, or humans.

Plastics that act as pollutants are categorized into micro-, meso-, or macrodebris, based on size.

The prominence of plastic waste is correlated with plastics being inexpensive and durable This lends to high levels of plastics used by humans. However, it is slow to degrade.

Plastics can unfavourably affect lands, waterways and oceans. Living organisms, particularly marine animals, can also be affected through entanglement, direct ingestion of plastic waste, or through exposure to chemicals within plastics that cause interruptions in biological functions.

Humans are also affected by plastic pollution, such as through the disruption of the thyroid hormone axis or hormone levels.

Plastic reduction efforts have occurred in some areas in attempts to reduce plastic consumption and pollution and promote plastic recycling. Source Wikipedia


Storm Doris at Lee on the Solent

Storm Doris at Lee on the Solent

Storm Doris gave winds gusting up to 40 kts at Lee on the Solent, not as strong as Storm Imogen in early 2016 but still worth a trip to snap a few photographs.


Some hardy windsurfers braved the elements to sail from the beach at Hill Head, from the safety of the beach I can say that about 30 years ago I would have done the same!!

Hill Head is a residential area to the south of Stubbington and west of Lee on the Solent. Beaches at Hill Head provide many locations for wind and kite surfing at most states of the tide. Low tide generally gives shallow water extending a significant distance from the high tide mark. There is a car park at Salterns with a grassy area for rigging up with access to the beach across a low wall and promenade. The prevailing winds are south westerly though the conditions can be very choppy to say the least!
West to north west gives cross shore winds down from Southampton water


Weather Pictures

A couple of ‘weather’ releated pictures taken yesterday and today.

After a day of heavy showers on Wednesday the sky started to clear over the Solent in the evening though still with some dark clouds being blown through, the result was not quite the vibrant sunset I had hoped for but the result was still  interesting.

I’d glimpsed the field of Linseed last week and thought it would be worth a visit, being in easy cycling distance. However by early afternoon  the cloud had set in though the trip was still worthwhile. Make note to visit again!