For this week’s photo challenge, show us abandoned.
The coastline was clear with views to the wind turbines and the mountains in the distance. As I walked back I began to notice traces of abandonment, a wrecked boat lodged in a gully that would surely be swept out to sea at a high tide. Then my eye caught a mussel shell left abandoned. The shell which would have protected the mussel from the jostling of the waves. The sun stayed high for most of the walk back and reminded me that abandonment is another one of natures lessons of courage to be had against the elements and challenges to overcome.
A walk through an old train tunnel leads out onto a hill overlooking the sea. From the hill it is possible to see the mountains and the view along the coastline leads to old Pillboxes now sloping into the sea, the elements
now removing them from their watch posts.
These brick defences Old and neglected So crumbles the earth Foundations defective
Service now rendered Structures forgotten And waves take over As masonry is rotten
The elements now move Buildings of the past So time, sand and sea Mean they will not last