4th April 2010
The address may have a certain appeal...
...though the location gives cause for concern.
The site of Cliff Farm (or Cliff Top Farm) at the boundary of Ulrome and Skipsea is now completely cleared. Maps placing the farm in relation to previous cliff line positions are available here.
Privately built defences to protect Ulrome’s seafront from the eroding power of the waves make up in mass what they may lack in elegance.
A similar design is used for a nearby revetment.
Unfortunately, the waves find weaknesses...
...and all comes tumbling down.
Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine the destructive force of the sea.
10th June 2012
The beach at Ulrome to the north of the protected seafront.
A view in the opposite direction shows how the defended area projects from the retreating cliff line.
The sea sprays the frontage...
...as it pounds the base.
At the southern end, the defences have crumbled...
...and the rate of erosion is increased.
The soft cliffs provide instances of slumping, separation, and blocky falls.
Receding coastline south of the Ulrome sea defences, which are seen in the distance. [Picture taken 26th May 2012.]
Cliff loss between Ulrome and Skipsea
represents an example of the terminal groyne effect
Taken on 4th December 2013, this photograph may be the last to capture the Ulrome seawall intact. Note the section framed in red.
Arriving the following day, a storm surge caused the framed section to collapse. This picture and the next two are dated 15th December 2013.
Holiday caravans were left hanging at the edge. One was not retrieved in time and later fell to destruction.
At the break, the wall is pulled out of alignment.
Before and after pictures indicate the energy of storm surge waters
[4th December 2013 / 15th December 2013].