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Maybe it's not only a parking ticket you need to worry about the next time you park your car, especially when you go to the coast and the weather seems just right.

I took these about two weeks ago in Scarborough. Scary!!!!

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Guest willo

he he hi there,i'm guessing from your pics that they were taken from where the pump station is [just up from the luna park].a few years ago the wife & i [we live in scarbor'o] having returned from york [after dropping my nephew at york rail station] decided to have a drive round the marine drive at about 5am.

this was when they were building the new sea wall,as we approached the spot your photos show i felt a bump followed by a grinding noise & promptly stopped & exited the car to investigate. i'd run over 1 of the plastic barrier support things that held the temporary railings & it had been displaced by the [very!!!!!!] rough sea,the thing was firmly wedged under the back axle & the car was well & truly stuck. i told the wife to try the car in 1st gear while i tried to bounce it over the obstacle,any road after about 5mins of this & the ole micra screamin & smokin its arse off i approached the sea wall to look for some thing to use as a lever to try & budge the car,as i looked out to sea i saw the biggest wave ive seen [since the krakatoa film in the 60s-lol] coming in

I ran towards the car in a state of sheer panic, waving my arms like a loony & the wife wound the window down to see what the **** i was waving at. the wave hit us as she got the window halfway down,instantly filling the car & soaking her & it lifted me off my feet & threw me against the wall behind the [legally] parked cars in your photos.

just after this terrifying experience the coastguard arrived in his landrover & after a few harsh words about scarbr'o councils ineptitude at not closing the drive hoisted us free [& lent me some loo roll--lol].a few hours after this ordeal we went down there again [after the sea had abated] & you would'nt believe the debris the sea had thrown on the road [tree trunks- stones & such] so i guess we were very lucky to have got off with a soaking.

so no do'nt park there or even walk round when the sea is angry. as a p.s. i'd like to thank the van full of local constabulary [NOT!!!!!!!!] who drove past while we were in this predicament & completely ignored us, cheers guys.

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Not quite the photos were taken over the otherside from the Luna Park near the Spa Theatre but I know what you mean about taking chances around there when the sea is rough, shortly after taking these photos I got a right old soaking, the word is always respect the sea even in good weather.

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Not quite the photos were taken over the otherside from the Luna Park near the Spa Theatre but I know what you mean about taking chances around there when the sea is rough, shortly after taking these photos I got a right old soaking, the word is always respect the sea even in good weather.

he he ole willos off to specsavers! i wondered why the 2 cars were parked nose to nose against the wall. but you'r right, do'nt park down there either. next time you come p.m. me & i'l send you an all day pass [free of course]

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