My (almost) Wordless Wednesday pictures are intended to celebrate creativity, inspire, interest, raise a smile and/or offer a prompt for those who would like to use them as creative writing prompts – or a prompt for some other form of creativity.
If you wish to use the pictures as a wordless prompt, don’t read on; an explanation of the shipwreck follows:
Sunday was a glorious day here in the West Country and we went for a walk along the beach that runs between Bude and Sandymouth Bay. The tide was low and as we reached Northcott Mouth Bay we came across the wreck of the SS Belem – a Portuguese cargo ship that sunk in 1917.
The SS Belem had mostly been hidden beneath the sand until February last year, when storms washed away the sand. This was the first time we had seen so much of it – Although we visited Sandymouth quite a lot last year, the wreck is only visible at low tide. It was both an awesome and an eerie sight – despite the sunshine. Also incredible to see that the power of the storms could wash away so much sand.
If you want to see more, Bude and Beyond’s website has a picture of the original ship and aerial photographs taken on Monday.