Often when I look at a line of disintegrating and decaying groynes I am intrigued by their resemblance to human beings in appearance. For example, the posts in the photo below – closely related to each other through their original function – are different heights, varying girth, have individual ‘hair styles’ and distinctive, gnarled personal features. They could well be characters in an identity parade or, perhaps, children in a playground anxious to be picked by a team captain.
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This second photo I have titled ‘Meet the Groynes’. Surely we have here a father, a mother and their three children (of different ages)!