We took the drone out for a fly this morning, after reading about "ground movement and cracks" at Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin.
A friendly chap working at the boat club directly below helpfully pointed me in the right direction. He suggested that the crack is near to the Elvis plaque. I avoided making any gags about him being All Shook Up about it, as it didn't quite seem appropriate when there are businesses and clubs underneath.
The first photos show the cordoned off area, with a few people having a nosey.
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The next photo is a closer view of the plaque. The friendly chap at the boat club and I agreed that we couldn't really see anything notable. There are lots of small cracks in the footpath, but he suggested they had been there a while.
I'll upload my video at some point, so that others can see if they can spot anything.
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The friendly chap at the boat club then suggested that I look at the protective mesh that is in place to reduce the risk of debris falling onto anyone's head. He suggested that there is fresh dust/debris that has fallen on the left and right of this photo. I don't know for sure if this is new or old movement.
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Finally, the friendly man pointed me in the direction of a summerhouse, which is now perilously close to the cliff near to Luccombe Manor Country Hotel (200m along the coast from where the cordoned off area is).
He wasn't suggesting that it has moved this week, but it is a reminder that movement along this part of the Isle of Wight is pretty frequent. He also told me that it previously housed a webcam showing the sea view.
And here's the same summerhouse from the other side. Room with a view anyone?
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