Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tsunami sensation...

Presenter Ben Fogle breezed into Saltburn this week to talk about a simulated tsunami hitting its shoreline for a forthcoming TV programme.

But Ben was blown away by the 50-metre scarf that mystery yarnbombers have attached to the pier to celebrate the summer Olympics.

Ben tweeted on his timeline: “Check out this amazing guerilla Yarnbombing in Saltburn where I’m filming.
Awesome! Anyone want to Yarn bomb me a jumper?”

But locals and tourists had nothing to fear.

Saltburn's “natural disaster” is a simulation and part of a new Sky TV and National Geographic Channel series showcasing the darker side of Mother Nature and how the weather affects the environment.

The four-part Storm City series, airing this summer, has been filmed on worldwide locations with Saltburn's coastline being the venue for filming on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Redcar and Cleveland Council closed the town’s historic pier to the public for the duration of the filming.

A giant water tank demonstrated how a tsunami is created and a car on the beach was washed away to reveal the ferocious impact of the natural phenomenon.

At the end of the day Ben tweeted: Thanks to everyone in Saltburn. Lovely people, beautiful beach. Thank you.

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