South Gare

I think Redcar and Cleveland Council are missing a trick. South Gare, on a winter weekday morning was very busy. Dog walkers, bird watchers, folks just enjoying the bracing sea air, no fishermen this time though, must be the wrong time of tide. Yet the tip of the gare is fenced off, barred to the public and tempting folks onto the precarious fishermen’s ledge in order to view the power of the waves. I guess the gare is owned by the port authority but with a bit of ingenuity it wouldn’t take much to arrange limited public access to the public and at the same time protecting their communications and navigational equipment. Even just letting the old cafe at a token rent would help to revitalise the breakwater. A forecast of 10 foot waves and a high tide drew me to the gare but this was as far as I dared to go along the fishermen’s ledge in my SPD cycling shoes.
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