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The Embrace

The Embrace

A concrete jetty is partially submerged by the rising high tide of twilight of a mid October’s evening at Dunseverick harbour County Antrim.

Dunserservick harbour is a natural harbour sheltered amongst basalt islets. Today the harbour is defined by three linear concrete structures. Two form jettys while the third forms a protective harbour wall. Over the years these have become gnawed and worn away by the relentless waves that bombard this part of exposed coastline.

I observed one Jetty over the course of a couple of hours. I watched the rising tide in the twilight slowly begin to engulf and draw level with the jetty. As time passed wave after wave began to slowly creep up the length of the jetty submerging it beneath the water. As it did so, the once structurally distinct linear Jetty of concrete, appeared to merge and become bound up in the sinuous swell of the rising tide. A transformation had taken place, as a thin film of smooth sea water embraced the jetty in the moonlit twilight and temporarily returned it to the sea.

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Aidan Monaghan
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The Embrace<br />
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A concrete jetty is partially submerged by the rising high tide of  twilight of a mid October’s evening at Dunseverick harbour County Antrim. <br />
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Dunserservick harbour is a natural harbour sheltered amongst basalt islets.  Today the harbour is defined by three linear concrete structures. Two form jettys while the third forms a protective harbour wall. Over the years these have become gnawed and worn away by the relentless waves that bombard this part of exposed coastline. <br />
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I observed one Jetty over the course of a couple of hours. I watched the rising tide in the twilight slowly begin to engulf and draw level with the jetty. As time passed wave after wave began to slowly creep up the length of the jetty submerging it beneath the water. As it did so, the once structurally distinct linear Jetty of concrete, appeared to merge and become bound up  in the sinuous swell  of the rising tide. A transformation had taken place, as a  thin film of smooth sea water embraced the jetty in the moonlit twilight  and temporarily returned it to the sea.