By a County Press reporter
Monday, January 6, 2014
Waves crash into the sea wall at Freshwater Bay on Saturday. Picture courtesy of Anna Mustchin.
THE Isle of Wight was again hit by heavy rain, high winds and tides at the weekend and County Press readers captured the drama on camera.
See their photographs and video below and click here for latest storm updates and travel information.
Flooding at Newport Quay, Richard Corbett and son Jake Corbett (8) feeding the swans. Picture by Jane Corbett.
Waves crashing onto the Needles. Picture by Sharon Hutchinson.
Crashing waves at Freshwater Bay. Video by Mark Cooper.
Crashing waves at Freshwater Bay. Picture by Sharon Hutchinson.
Crashing waves at Freshwater Bay. Picture by Mark Cooper.
Stormy seas at Freshwater Bay. Picture by Tim Howard
High tide at Ventnor. Photo by Shane Thornton.
Waves at Freshwater. Picture by S Thearle.
Storm watchers in Sandown. Picture by Tony Smith.
Sea spray at Sandown. Picture by Tony Smith.
Waves at Sandown. Picture by Tony Smith.
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by Russell Palin
9th January 2014, at 19:39:34
Had good fun today seeing and hearing real Islanders tails of "wrecking"Great stuff.Will be talked about for years.........
8th January 2014, at 14:00:13
I love these pictures and video's please keep them coming please.By the way lots of would you believe Ash and Beech planks have washed up around the Island, it is not pine or mahogany as some people are saying.It is commercially useless now for joinery, but it will make good arts and crafts furniture. Given the choice I would go for the Ash (white boards)and not the Beech(pink/red boards) both are very heavy and difficult to extract from the beach Good luck folks.I will send in some pictures of the wood on the beach at Compton.
by Mike Crowe
7th January 2014, at 15:51:14
Looking at the bottom two pictures, it looked to me as if the sea was coming up to the sea wall opposite the Sands Hotel on Culver Parade and on visiting it today, I see that the beach has been sucked out right up to the sea wall next to Hearne Groyne.Question. Has this happened during these last few days or has it been disappearing over time? The last time I saw that beach, it was about 100 or more feet away from the sea wall.The sea and beach at Hearne Groyne now is how it was in 1947.
by Ash Sinclair
7th January 2014, at 08:44:36
I totally agree with you Colin Russel.....The only problem is (as you and I both know) the emergency services have a morale responsibility and duty of care that they have to follow in case these idiots end up either getting washed into the water or the idiot thrill seekers get into difficulties. The emergency service personnel then have to risk their own lives to either try and save the idiots or at least recover their bodies so that their families at least have a body to bury/grieve over. Thoughtless and selfish idiots...the lot of them!!
by Colin Russell
6th January 2014, at 20:44:12
I cannot belive why these people get so close to the edge with a chance of getting washed out to sea what is wrong with them, a sq cube of water weight is a ton and with that coming down on them it,s a no brainer anyway some people have just got to learn the hard way.
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