Fishing for Sound
Monday, September 20th, 2010
Porlock Bay. Late September. Interviewing the local historian and fisherman Derek Purvis about his observations of the changing coastal landscape of Porlock Weir. All went well until Derek switched the engine off and we started to roll in the swell. Alex and I were very keen to get the interview in the can before sea sickness overcame us! We did it in time. Derek was great. I learnt more about the dynamics of this part of the Somerset coastline in half an hour with Derek than I had done trawling through the official reports and strategy documents. And dynamic it certainly is. To feel the current of water running back into the sea as the tide recedes from Porlock Breach is truly something to behold.