In February 2023 I walked along the edge of the salt marsh by the River Keer estuary on Morecambe Bay, where I live.
Using the GPS on my phone, I plotted my co-ordinates along the way, and made an extensive photographic record.
The route is shown here against a satellite picture captured in 2018.
I hope to repeat the walk in 2024.
The marsh and surrounding mudflats have been eroding rapidly since the River Keer channel shifted dramatically towards the coast in 2021. A pebble beach continues to migrate from the south, gradually climbing up the salt marsh, pushed by the highest tides. This has been happening since before 2021. I wanted to capture a moment in time and situate myself within these emotional transformations.
Despite ongoing research, I still have lots of questions…