Two months ago 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. It was both an awesome and an eerie sight and incredible to see that the power of the storms could wash away so much sand. I posted the pictures with some other links here.
The weekend before last we were on the beach again. Once more I found it hard to believe what I was seeing. In the space of six short weeks, the wreck had almost been covered again by sand.