Sunrise with Salty Sam Reader captures sculpture as sun comes up

Salty at Sunrise SUS-161209-134732001

Salty at Sunrise SUS-161209-134732001

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Sarah Metcalf captured this beautiful image of well-loved Bexhill Beach sculpture Salty Sam at Sunrise on September 9.

The driftwood sculpture caused quite a stir when it appeared on the beach in August 2015 looking out to sea.

Sam’s origins remained a mystery for a while until Sam’s creator was revealed as local man and 57 year old grandfather of two Andy Sharrocks.

Andy, who is an artist and musician who has performed with Mick Taylor from The Rolling Stones, said: “I never imagined he would cause such a stir – I just thought a few dog walkers would see him. It was quite incredible the reaction he got.”

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