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Low tide and fleeting clouds

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April 30, 2020 · 7:00 am

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This image was derived from a piece of rotting vegetation deposited by the high tide.

 

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Pattern in the sand

 

 

 

 

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Camera Sketch (15)

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February 2, 2020 · 8:00 am

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Tide: sand pattern and texture

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Seaweed on Shingle

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December 16, 2019 · 5:00 pm

Low tide

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November 3, 2019 · 8:00 am

Blakeney Harbour

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Blakeney is a coastal village in North Norfolk and is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The North Borfolk Coastal Path passes alongside the quay.  The harbour attracts visitors and holoday makers throughout most of the year.

In the Middle Ages the harbour was of major importance and  in the mid-nineteenth century packet ships carried cargoes to Hull and Liondon  With the increase in the size of vessels the harbour fell into decline and began to silt up.  Today it is used only by small boats and provides regular trips to the seal colonies at Blakeney Point

 

 

Channel to the sea

 

 

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Water’s edge 2

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April 16, 2019 · 8:00 am

The water’s edge

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March 1, 2019 · 8:00 am

Low Tide

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February 1, 2019 · 8:00 am

Gift-wrapped Nature’s way

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December 27, 2018 · 8:00 am

Spring tide adventurers

 

The Isles of Scilly include five, small inhabited islands, four of which once formed a single larger island (the exception was St Agnes).  But around 3000 years ago rising sea levels divided the land and created the present formation.

The channel between Tresco and Bryher is normally very busy with boats ferrying tourists and residents between islands as well as providing anchorage for visiting yachts.  But four or five times a year, for a short while on three or four consecutive days, the sea bed is exposed.  It is the time of the Spring tides  –  a time when it is possible to walk between Tresco and Bryher and, indeed, between Tresco and St Martin’s.  For those whose holiday happens to coincide with a Spring tide the walk is often high on their ‘things I must do’ list.

 

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Abstract ‘Hawkeye’

This image was derived from the natural pattern in the sand created by the ebbing rude.

 

 

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Wells-next-the-sea at low tide

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January 25, 2018 · 8:00 am

Marshes at low tide

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January 5, 2018 · 8:00 am

Beach in October

 

Beach in October

Where land and level acres of sea merge
seamlessly, waves hypnotically lapping,
endlessly oozing over ridged flats
scattered with brittle quills,bleached shard,
skeleton shells, oceanic detritus.

Drifting awareness of keening gulls,salt on the tongue.
As life blurs into the vast movement
of an ever widening scene, this brief,
vital moment in time imprints
deeply into the palimpsest of the mind.

Margaret Gill

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Vina exposed!

 

An unmissable feature, visible on Brancaster beach at low tide, is the wreck of the SS Vina.

Built in 1894, the Vina carried crago from England’s east coast to the Baltic States.

In 1940 the ship was requisitioned by the navy, filled with concrete and wired with explosives.  It was then towed into position to protect Great Yarmouth harbour.  In the event of an invasion the ship would be detonated and the harbour blocked.

It was not needed for that purpose but in 1943 it was towed to Brancaster and anchored off-shore.  It was used by the RAF for target practice during the period leading up to the Normandy landing.

A strong north-west gale caused the vessel to drag anchor and, riddled with holes from the gunfire, it drifted on to a sandbank and became stranded.

In the years since World War II various salvage attempts have been made, including carving the ship into three parts.  But efforts have been unsuccessful.  The wreck continues to present a serious hazard to shipping and also to adventurous visitors tempted to take a closer look.

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Brancaster beach at low tide

 

 

 

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Thornham Salt Marshes

Thornham Harbour, North Norfolk (see  https://lagill6.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/thornham-harbour/ ‎) is located on a narrow strip of coast designated both as an Area of Natural Beauty and as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.   The reed beds, salt marshes, freshwater lagoons and beaches provide important habitats for wildlife.

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