Floating Gold

Floating Gold

Down on the South Coast, sea birds found washed onto beaches are coated in a waxy substance thought to be palm-oil washed from a tanker in the English Channel. Meanwhile, closer to home, a dog walker has found a lump of what he believes to be ambergris washed up on Morecambe beach.

Floating Gold II 

After a bright and sunny afternoon, I rushed home this evening to try to catch the sunset at the Cove. I just about made it.

The tide was in, and the sea flat calm and mirror smooth.

Clifftop trees

I didn’t find any ambergris, but I’m not complaining.

Here’s a link to a local TV news report about the ambergris:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-21254718

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Floating Gold

13 thoughts on “Floating Gold

      1. beatingthebounds says:

        Hi Danny and Brenda,
        ‘Like a mill pond’ was the first phrase that came into my head too. The Bay can be like that, I suppose because it’s so enclosed.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Yes – you have to take your chances when they come.
      Hmm – that seems a bit Hancockesque in retrospect; “What a nice man. A very, very nice man. Here, he’s nicked my wine gums.”

  1. My mate at work started rambling on about whale vomit and perfume – we thought he was losing the plot until he sent us the web link. Then it mentioned Ambergris and everything fell into place with your blog – small world but I wouldn’t want to paint it

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Glad to hear you’re back in gainful employment. Seem to have missed that on Facebook – not sure how I managed that.

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