Look what Storm Imogen’s left behind on Porthcawl’s shore

Storm Imogen may have gone but it left behind more than a few interesting reminders of its immense force.

A remarkable collection of objects – some of which originated thousands of miles away – has washed up on Porthcawl beaches and along the Wales Coast Path.

1. A life raft from a large merchant ship

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers recovered the empty life raft after it was spotted adrift in the Bristol Channel on Tuesday. It had probably washed off a large merchant ship at the height of the storm and automatically inflated on hitting the water. The hurricane force 12 wind had destroyed the canopy.

2. A can of palm oil from India

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Richard Burton, from Porthcawl, found an unopened can of palm oil, made by one of India’s most-popular brands Dalda at Sker Beach on Wednesday. If it leaks out palm oil, which is used in food and household products, it’s known to be toxic to dogs if they eat it.

3. A bottle of Don Limpio from Spain

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One of the many items left behind on the boardwalk section of the Wales Coast Path between Rest Bay and Sker.

4. A 15ft telegraph pole

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A 15ft telegraph pole

5. A Dewalt safety shoe (the left one)

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A shoe

6. A cheese grater

7. A large bin

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5ft plastic bin

8. A blue hard hat

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9. A motor of some kind

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Part of a motor

10. A petrol can and other plastic containers

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11. Part of an American detergent bottle

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Biologica from Whippany, New Jersey, USA.

12. Fishing net and rope

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13. A fishing buoy

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Fishing buoy

Watch Storm Imogen’s waves hammer the Aberystwyth seafront

Storm Imogen hits Aberystwyth

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