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photoblog image Borth-y-Gest - Part 1 - 3/5

Borth-y-Gest - Part 1 - 3/5

We learnt from the owner of the building our apartment was in that at the time of year we were there they have what are called ‘Neap Tides’ which effectively means even at High Tide the sea doesn’t come right up to fill the bay, As this picture shows even the left hand end of the bay and in the estuary beyond much of the sand banks are uncovered.

 

Borth-y-Gest - Part 1 - 3/5

We learnt from the owner of the building our apartment was in that at the time of year we were there they have what are called ‘Neap Tides’ which effectively means even at High Tide the sea doesn’t come right up to fill the bay, As this picture shows even the left hand end of the bay and in the estuary beyond much of the sand banks are uncovered.

 

comments (15)

Well that's interesting - I wonder why?
Lovely image, whatever the reason!
Brian Walbey: Bills found out it is all to do with the positions of the Sun and the Moon.
Just low tides then ? This area does remind me of the Silverdale coast line.
Brian Walbey: It wasn't like this when we visited this place a few years ago in September, guess we chose the wrong time. I don't know the Silverdale coast at all.
Quelle chance d'habiter si près de la mer !
Brian Walbey: Indeed martine, if the sea decides to come in smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Mar 2019, 06:42
Just imagine living in this place with its gorgeous scenery..
Brian Walbey: I quite agree although I bet it's not so nice in midwinter.
How fascinating, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It wasn't like this when we visited this place a few years ago in September, guess we chose the wrong time.
Seven days after a spring tide, the sun and moon are at right angles to each other. When this happens, the bulge of the ocean caused by the sun partially cancels out the bulge of the ocean caused by the moon. This produces moderate tides known as neap tides, meaning that high tides are a little lower and low tides are a little higher than average. Neap tides occur during the first and third quarter moon, when the moon appears "half full."

Apparently grin
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, It wasn't like this when we visited a few years ago in September, guess we chose the wrong time.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Mar 2019, 08:24
Such a lovely place.
Brian Walbey: I quite agree although I bet it's not so nice in midwinter.
It gives you longer to stay on the beach. Lovely place.
Brian Walbey: One way of looking at it Mary. It wasn't like this when we visited a few years ago in September, guess we chose the wrong time.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Mar 2019, 11:56
Excellent composition. Heck, that water is soooo blue.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis, this was taken at the end of the week when the weather decided to behave itself, in other words no July fog!!
Looks as if there are some lovely homes perched on the hill, Brian. What a view they have.
Brian Walbey: There are quite a few of what we call 'desirable residences' on the hillsides, and yes, they will have lovely views, more of those next week.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Mar 2019, 16:26
i expect that wall was built in response to the "once in a hundred years" storm. If the stories of rising sea levels are to be relived, it could provide a useful defence.
Brian Walbey: It's got to rise a long way round this area, there is almost ne water left in the estuary at all at low tide.
besides being a wonderful landscape Brian... the tide pools must have captures several specious of fish... good crop....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It was a bit muddy, and possibly quicksand to try and walk out to be honest.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Mar 2019, 19:47
The sea was such a lovely blue that day, Brian
Brian Walbey: This was taken at the end of the week when the weather decided to behave itself, in other words no July fog!!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Mar 2019, 22:44
Even the mud looks attractive here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I don't know if it was o.k.to walk on, there is always the danger of quicksands.
Lovely looking coutryside
Brian Walbey: It is really nice round that way Tom.

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