I've been sorting through some of the textures and ideas I collected at Spurn last weekend. One of the main things that strikes me about the place are the bands of texture and line: linear arrangements and almost always horizontal.
As the tide comes up and goes down there is this constant change of the bands:
patterns in the sand,
the strips of salt marsh on the estuary side,
never-ending sequence of waves rolling in on the seaward side,
lines of groynes.
As a way of focusing myself I sorted the images that I'd had printed into three groups of textures:
ripples and wave patterns in the sand;
the waves themselves and the marks left when the water sorts and drops the material it is moving;
bold textures of the rusty, weathered groynes, the saltmarsh and other debris on the beach.