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River Exe Cruise 3/7

The pilot and commentator on our River Exe cruise boat said that at the time we were sailing the river wasn’t far off low tide, there were places we only had about 12 inches of water below us apparently. These guys apparently take advantage of that and walk out across the sandbank to almost the centre of the very wide river to enjoy a spot of fishing. I trust they remember to keep their eyes open for the tide coming back in.

 

River Exe Cruise 3/7

The pilot and commentator on our River Exe cruise boat said that at the time we were sailing the river wasn’t far off low tide, there were places we only had about 12 inches of water below us apparently. These guys apparently take advantage of that and walk out across the sandbank to almost the centre of the very wide river to enjoy a spot of fishing. I trust they remember to keep their eyes open for the tide coming back in.

 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Feb 2015, 00:42
This is excellent, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I caught them, I wonder what they managed to catch.
i would love to be out there with them right now Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I must admit I've never seen people sea angling in such a place before.
I love this photo - the ripples in the sand give such great texture!
Brian Walbey: I guess that sand bank will be ever changing as the tide goes in and out, I'm sure these guys must know just where to go to be safe.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2015, 06:32
Yes it's very tidal there Brian
Brian Walbey: The driver of our boat said there was only about a foot of water under our boat at times with the tide being out.
Kinda like how the Dutch know their wind, I bet these English know their tides, Brian?! smile
Brian Walbey: I'm sure these guys do Ginnie, but I guess they would need to keep an eye open for quicksands when they move about.
A beautiful composition Brian! I really like the colours contrast here.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2015, 10:04
You should have waded in Brian - you would have got some great B&W on the sand bank.
Brian Walbey: I wouldn't have the courage or confidence these guys have got to walk out like they have.
They have lots of time. Sure looks like our red beaches.
Brian Walbey: Yes the sands do look fairly red in that estuary, it is different from place to place round our coastline. I'm sure these guys know the tide tables by heart in order not to get cut off.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Feb 2015, 12:40
I wonder if they ever get so engrossed in their wishing that they miss the rising tide? There appears to be a Cruise missle that has just been launched for a submarine smile
Brian Walbey: That would be my worry Alan but I guess they are used to doing it. I had wondered at nobody picking up on the missile looking thing.
The low tide has revealed a wavy sand bank Brian. Lovely scene which we didn't get to see
Brian Walbey: yes it is a fine sandbank although the pilot on the boat said there was only about a foot of water below the boat at that point!!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 4 Feb 2015, 15:26
I think they were told by their wives to stay out of the kitchen
Brian Walbey: I wish my wife would tell me that smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Feb 2015, 16:11
Flying Fish? The River Exe at low tide - a lovely view on the village. One of the guys could be your son?
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine view of the village despite the dull weather. Living inland my son prefers river and lake fishing although he has been sea fishing on a couple of occasions on a little boat, he didn't enjoy that so much.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 4 Feb 2015, 16:30
Clearly a good spot to fish then Brian. That green thing looks like a rocket.
Brian Walbey: Yes I guess it is some sort of channel marker for where the water is a reasonable depth.
You wouldn't want to get caught it is pretty dangerous as I recall
Brian Walbey: I presume they do this quite often but sometimes nature has a way of not always acting as expected.
They probably know what they are about, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I presume they do this quite often but sometimes nature has a way of not always acting as expected.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 4 Feb 2015, 19:41
I used to birdwatch here a lot, Brian - they normally fly in after the tide has gone out and uncovered the mud and sand
Brian Walbey: I can imagine the estuary is a good place for bird watching, there wasn't much in the way of bird life about the day we were there.

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