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Wells-Next-The-Sea 3/5

The rise and fall of the tide at Wells almost has to be seen to be believed, and all of the area in this picture, both the sandy channels and some of the green salt marsh, is completely underwater at high tide. Mind you all those high and dry boats make for good pictures although I never actually saw anybody walking in the harbour bottom to take pictures at ground level, perhaps the sand is not very solid. I suspect Astrid and Ginnie will find this one somewhat fascinating.

Wells-Next-The-Sea 3/5

The rise and fall of the tide at Wells almost has to be seen to be believed, and all of the area in this picture, both the sandy channels and some of the green salt marsh, is completely underwater at high tide. Mind you all those high and dry boats make for good pictures although I never actually saw anybody walking in the harbour bottom to take pictures at ground level, perhaps the sand is not very solid. I suspect Astrid and Ginnie will find this one somewhat fascinating.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 31 May 2017, 00:32
This is a great view, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, it's unbelievable the difference between high and low tide.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 31 May 2017, 00:55
Jolie photo, j'aime beaucoup.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martine.
That is extraordinary, isn't it!! I love the sandy undulations!
Brian Walbey: The difference between high and low tide is amazing, almost unbelieveable.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 May 2017, 06:22
Low tide is always a productive photo feature Brian
Brian Walbey: The difference between high and low tide is amazing, almost unbelieveable.
You KNOW this fascinates me to no end, Brian. THANK YOU.
Brian Walbey: I thought you'd be entertained by this one Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 31 May 2017, 07:15
Just waiting for that floating moment
Brian Walbey: I guess the fishermen have to work according to the tide timetable, it's either in or out!
I know some Americans are 'freaked-out' at the sight of a low tide Brian. We are quite used to it and I think it can be, like here, very attractive.
Brian Walbey: WE of course get high and low tides right round our coastline, probably something to do with being an island I suppose.
The tides of the Bay of Fundy do the same in our area and tourists walk on the sea bottom .
https://www.google.ca/search?q=flowerpot+rocks+-fundy+national+park&sa=X&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwiUgP6T8ZnUAhUJPCYKHUNwBvMQsAQIKQ&biw=1920&bih=916
Brian Walbey: That's a beautiful area of coastline on your link Mary. Most of the coastline round the u.K.gets high and low tides like this to some extent.
This is a lovely picture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I took loads like this during the week.
Waiting for the tide!
Brian Walbey: I guess it's difficult for those making their living from the sea to work to any sort of pattern with the tide going as low as this.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 May 2017, 21:38
A lovely picture Brian. I often wonder how the boats keep upright when stranded like this/
Brian Walbey: I wondered that Anne.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 May 2017, 22:00
You really can't be spontaneous with such tide conditions can you? It does make for a cracking photo, though.
Brian Walbey: Parts of the harbour and estuary have such a low water area at low tide even a row boat would be difficult to use.

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