The Crumbling Cliff's of Dover

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The Crumbling Cliff's of Dover

14 March 2012

A huge section of the famous white cliffs of Dover has collapsed into the sea following a rockfall, according to the coastguard.

Tonnes of chalk crashed into the English Channel near an area known as Crab Bay, between Langdon Cliffs and South Foreland Lighthouse.

It is thought rain and freezing conditions over winter may have weakened the cliffs, which caused cracks in the chalk.

Dover Coastguard confirmed a full survey will be carried out to determine the amount and length of cliff that crumbled on Friday.

A spokesman confirmed that no one was injured in the “substantial” rockfall.

He added: “We can see the start of it from where we are based but then it goes round the corner.

“It appears that it crumbled from the top at high water so there was no-one down below at the time. It was quite a substantial fall.

“No-one was injured but it does serve as a reminder that if people are walking along the cliff-top or underneath, that the cliff can crumble away.

“Over the years and around the country, including along the coast at Beachy Head in East Sussex, cliffs can fall after water expands when there has been freezing conditions.”

The National Trust has also put up signs to warn hill walkers of the dangers.

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

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ags83642 on June 26, 2012

Hi Erik, great photo, these are another of the wonders of the earth! We visited there a few years back but didn't get a spectacular view like the day we were there. Thanks for sharing, Greg.

Erik van den Ham on June 27, 2012

Hello Greg it almost sounds like a commercial for washing powder, now even more WHITE!......

Best regards, Erik

flyingdutchman on June 27, 2012

Hoi Erik. Wat jij GREG meldt, doet mij denken aan de slogan die op de daken van de wagons van die drentse tram stond geschilderd: PERSIL WAST WITTER. Toen al..

FD

Erik van den Ham on June 30, 2012

LOL die strijd heeft jaren geduurd FD bij ieder commercial van wasmiddelen was het weer raak...... nu nog witter, schoner en zelfs zwarter...... over witwassen gesproken!! Tegenwoordig is het greenwashing waarmee we overspoelt raken alles is ineen heeeel milieuvriendelijk.

Groeten, Erik

Lex van Doorn on July 22, 2012

Erik, Prachtig die afkalvende krijtrotsen. Een indrukwekkend gezicht. (L) mvgr Lex

Erik van den Ham on July 27, 2012

Dank Lex denk dat ze er in de UK iets minder content mee zijn nu het eiland weer een stukje kleiner is geworden.

Groeten, Erik

© wfmw on July 27, 2012

Deze foto bedoel ik Erik.

Kan bij jou niet zien wanneer je deze foto gemaakt hebt, maar ze zijn wel exact vanaf dezelfde positie gemaakt, of een van ons heeft iets meer ingezoomd. Ook een dikke Like voor jouw foto!

Groetjes, Willy

Erik van den Ham on July 28, 2012

Mijn foto was van 27-5-2012 en naar ik vermoed ook iets verder weg (zie aangegeven locatie op de kaart).

Dank voor je like en leuke commentaar, Erik

Ria Overbeeke on July 29, 2012

Mooie foto! Leuk dat je deze vanaf de boot hebt genomen. Wij zijn ook pas met de ferry naar Dover gevaren. Was een leuke ervaring.

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