East Durham Coastline

The Blast Beach, Seaham Co. Durham. This was the location of the pit heap for the biggest coal mine in Europe and buried under over two million tons of coal. The water is a rusty orange colour due to the iron and other materials dug up at the site. The beaches a long the east Durham Coastline went through a huge transformation by the National Trust to clean up the beaches to get them back to their former glory. It has now been left to nature to clean the beach gradually.

© 2019 by Patrick Lewis Dowse

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