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I live at the seaside, and i love exploring the beach! There are remains of a shipwreck (The Abana) very close by to where i live, i find it fascinating to look at so i thought id share some photos i’ve taken of it recently.
For over a hundred years the wreck of the Abana has lain on the beach between Little Bispham and Anchorsholme (Near Blackpool, England) visitors and locals alike perhaps know little of the details surrounding her loss on the 22nd December 1894 in one of the worst storms known on the Fylde coast. The remains of the Abana are still visible at low tide on the beach at Little Bispham.
History of the shipwreck: The Abana was a sailing barque wrecked at Blackpool in England on 22 December 1894.
The Abana was sailing from Liverpool to Savello, Florida when she was caught in a storm in the Irish Sea. She was spotted at 3 pm drifting in a northwesterly direction with her sails torn to shreds. The crew mistook Blackpool Tower for a lighthouseand the ship was first spotted floundering at North Pier, and ended up drifting north and was wrecked off Little Bispham at 5 pm. Flares were fired and the lifeboat was called out. The alarm was raised by the landlord of the Cleveleys Hotel. Due to the weather conditions, the Blackpool lifeboat Samuel Fletcher had to be taken some 7 miles (11 km) overland to Bisphambefore it could be launched. The lifeboat had a crew of 16, and the Abana had a crew of 17, all of whom were taken on board along with the ship’s dog, which belonged to Captain Danielson. This meant that the lifeboat grounded on a sandbank whilst returning to shore. Some of the crew members pushed the boat afloat and they managed to reach shore safely. All were taken to the Red Lion Inn to recover from their ordeal. The ship’s bell and dog were given to the landlord of the Cleveleys Hotel, who had raised the alarm. The ship’s bell still hangs in St Andrews Church in Cleveleys.
My recent photos:
Around a month ago a new statue has been put on the beach in Cleveleys, its a memorial to all the shipwrecks on the Fylde coast.
“oh, hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea!”
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I’m doing a small giveaway on my Pose page…
You can win one pair of Silver Plated Sugar Skull Earrings, handcrafted by me! Made with Silver plated hooks and pins, Tibetan Silver sugar skulls (vintage looking) and pink glass beads!
All you have to do to win them is Follow my Pose page: http://pose.com/u/niccybt#poses
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I will be doing more giveaways soon!
🙂 Niccy xox
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I am selling these Seahorse earrings that are handcrafted by me, on Ebay. They are £2.50 and £1 postage (To the UK only) and 40% of the price is going to The Seahorse Trust.
About this charity:
The Seahorse Trust is a conservation organisation where we preserve and conserve the marine environment especially Seahorses throughout the world. We work with other organisations and individuals to study and protect the environment and the species in it especially the marine environment. Seahorses are our main concern and we aim to conserve the environment for the future through our work with seahorses.
So for this weeks photo challenge the theme is growth! So i have chosen some photo’s i took in back in May…
I recently moved to the seaside, and I have a whole family of seagulls that live on my roof… and back in May this year, two little baby Seagulls were born, they were so cute and super fluffy! The Parent Seagulls would bring them down off the roof everyday for feeding time, and i would watch them as they would try and attempt to walk with their very large webbed feet!
I can not believe how in a few a months, they have completely changed, and are now fully grown and flying. I have watched them grow, every step of the way!
Now the cute little balls of fluff, are two terrorizing mischievous Seagulls, They love Knocking plant pots over, pulling wind chimes off the hooks, and waking me up every morning pecking at my bedroom skylight window!