To slow down the erosion of the coastline through longshore drift, erosion and to prevent flooding to the reclaimed land behind, groynes have been put into place between Fairlight and Rye Harbour.
A lone, splintered, and wave battered groyne stands in defiance of the sea on the beach near Rye Harbour. Now nearing the end of its 50 year life this beam was buried 3/4 of its length in the constantly moving shingle, which has ground the wood into fantasy castle shapes. The iron bolts that join it to the cross planks are exposed, bent out of shape and have bled streaks of golden orange rust down the sun bleached timber.
Limited edition Giclee print