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Lot’s Wife

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Marsden Bay, South Shields

Marsden Bay, South Shields

I took this picture of Lot’s Wife during a high tide in Marsden Bay which was stiffened by a northerly wind, and it was whipping the surf and the waves into this spectacular sea foam that lay all around the beach.

Lot’s Wife is the name that we give to the perpendicular stack of rock in the middle distance, tomorrow I’ll show you the view from the patio of the world famous Marsden Grotto in South Shields.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 8mm lens, 1/30 second, f22, iso 200

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Written by curly

April 29, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Beach, Colour, Landscapes, Seascapes, South Shields

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  1. The foam is strange and I have never seen that before, the image is literally a refreshing one. Good work, thanks

    S Wilson

    April 29, 2008 at 12:21 am

  2. Sure does look like what I would imagine that Lot’s wife looked!

    Rambling Round

    April 29, 2008 at 1:48 am

  3. That sea foam is awesome! Another great photo!

    Chuck

    April 29, 2008 at 7:27 am

  4. The perpendicular stack of rocks do look like a piller of salt.

    denton

    April 29, 2008 at 5:05 pm

  5. in anglers terms its called “the pinnacle”
    cant wait for november northerlies

    sless

    April 29, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    • quote
      “in anglers terms its called “the pinnacle”

      terms or not – for more than a hundred years, it been referred to as ‘lots wife’
      it is obviously a stack, but has remained in its present form for ‘again’ over a hundred years. the reference to lot and his wife, has a ‘lot’ to do with its own longevity..i.e. she was turned into a pillar of salt for eternity for her infidelity. – there is not one inch of that beach that I dont know the history of! (lived too close to it as a child) i’ve never heard it referred to as the pinnacle tho—— go and hug it — it makes you feel calm, she must have been a reet tart! seriously, give it a hug!

      dennis patton

      August 27, 2009 at 10:39 am

  6. From Malcolm Baxter, Glossop—–About 1959 ish I was a lad who went climbing with some other older chaps. We saw a picture of a pinnacle on a beach in a school geography book. It called it the Marsden Pinnacle. As one of them had a car we drove up to South Shields and climbed the pinnacle and some of the cliffs.

    malcolm baxter

    August 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm


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