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Paul Pless
05-05-2013, 02:21 PM
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Paul Pless
05-05-2013, 02:23 PM
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Paul Pless
05-05-2013, 02:24 PM
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Paul Pless
05-05-2013, 02:25 PM
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Paul Pless
05-05-2013, 02:26 PM
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Paul Pless
05-05-2013, 02:27 PM
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P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-05-2013, 02:30 PM
Belhaven beach - bass rock in the background.
http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/43/59/2435916_745ca88e.jpg

High tide.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland/gallery/outofdoors_080510/img/i1273224399.jpg

Peerie Maa
05-05-2013, 03:15 PM
Nice collection.
Here is my village from across the channel.
http://img.geocaching.com/cache/45d9465b-6736-4fec-9867-395ef3d09d55.jpg
Looking toward the village on a big spring tide.
http://www.walney-island.com/images/spring_tide_march_2006_01.jpg
Fortunately this has only happened once when I was cycling home from work. :D

Paul Pless
05-05-2013, 03:17 PM
In post #5, could one of you guys tell me what the purpose of the 'fence' is?

Peerie Maa
05-05-2013, 03:37 PM
It might be for a fishing net. They use them in Morecambe Bay to catch fish on the falling tide.http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/27632899.jpg
The net floats on the flood, but is held by the ebb, stopping any fish swimming with the tide.

skuthorp
05-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Some of those pics mirror the tidal situation in the bay where I sail. Re the net pics, there are still old rock Aboriginal fish traps in the bay that used that technique, and you still sometimes find fish in them.

AndyG
05-05-2013, 05:02 PM
Great pictures.

Book IV, Commentarii de bello Gallico:


...It happened that night to be full moon, which usually occasions very high tides in that ocean; and that circumstance was unknown to our men. Thus, at the same time, the tide began to fill the ships of war which Caesar had provided to convey over his army, and which he had drawn up on the strand; and the storm began to dash the ships of burden which were riding at anchor against each other; nor was any means afforded our men of either managing them or of rendering any service. A great many ships having been wrecked, inasmuch as the rest, having lost their cables, anchors, and other tackling, were unfit for sailing, a great confusion, as would necessarily happen, arose throughout the army; for there were no other ships in which they could be conveyed back, and all things which are of service in repairing vessels were wanting, and, corn for the winter had not been provided in those places, because it was understood by all that they would certainly winter in Gaul.

Andy

StevenBauer
05-05-2013, 07:04 PM
So what is the tidal range in the areas where those pictures were taken? Around here we have a 10 to 12 foot range.



Steven

Hwyl
05-05-2013, 07:18 PM
About 20 feet on a big tide Steven. Where Nick lives it goes out 12 miles.

Hwyl
05-05-2013, 07:30 PM
My favorite Robert McLoskey book is "Time of Wonder' and it has a great Low/High tide picture. I can only find the low tide and am too lazy to go and find my kiids' copy in the basement.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QqE86ZB_XUI/TH_r7NBjBoI/AAAAAAAADwg/XC2qLK7d3uw/s1600/IMG_8261.JPG

alvin greenwood
05-05-2013, 07:43 PM
i like these kind of pics showing the tides

Lew Barrett
05-05-2013, 08:12 PM
It's no wonder they build boats that can take to ground. That was a strong impression first time I went north along the Yorkshire coast and saw all the cobbles laying every which way on their keels in the harbors.

Gerarddm
05-06-2013, 02:09 AM
Like #5 especially.

Peerie Maa
05-06-2013, 04:58 AM
So what is the tidal range in the areas where those pictures were taken? Around here we have a 10 to 12 foot range.



Steven

Tidal range varies with the topography. In the Bristol Channel as ARW123 posts it is about 50 feet. This is because the channel is one huge funnel. The water coming in from the Atlantic is carried by momentum into a narrowing channel, so has nowhere to go but up to maintain the flow rate.
Here at Barrow the tides from the north of the Irish sea meet the tides from the south so we get 30+ foot springs. Elsewhere around our coast the tidal currents flow along rather than in and out, so the range is less.
Fundy is different again as there is a harmonic effect, like a tuned exhaust pipe which is why they have a massive biggest range of tide.

Larks
05-06-2013, 05:29 AM
Cool photos Paul. I tried to do something similar when we were living in Darwin at Spring tides when we had a 9 metre range one year, but I didn't really pick a good area as the huge range wasn't all that evident. I'll have to try and find the pics now that I've seen these.

skuthorp
05-06-2013, 06:26 AM
So what is the tidal range in the areas where those pictures were taken? Around here we have a 10 to 12 foot range.



Steven
Six to twelve feet here, locally the tide can go out over 2 k but much of the remaing water is less than waist deep, if that. My post from another thread,
"Another one of those mirror flat days on the bay and a mate and I indulged i one of my favourite uses for the kayak. Low water paddling amongst the exposed banks and sea grass beds in our shallow bay. These extensive shallow flats are almost exclusively made up of burnt shells, mostly pipi's. At low tide in many places, except for flooded river channels you can walk over a mile out in water rarely over your waist. We were strolling about in ankle deep or less water with shoals of quite reasonable sized fish in the deeper pools and channels. No wonder the water bird population is as big as it is. Mostly we walked or pushed along with hands on the bottom as it was really too shallow to use a paddle."
The aboriginals could have, and most likely did, have a varied marine diet without the need for a substantial boat to reach the offshore islands.

Dan McCosh
05-06-2013, 08:35 AM
Not great places to fall asleep on the beach.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-25-2013, 09:18 AM
As we had a big tide today - I took some photos.

The jack stones -
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/DougReid/Tidal/JacksHigh.jpg~original (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/DougReid/media/Tidal/JacksHigh.jpg.html)

And at low water
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/DougReid/Tidal/JacksLow.jpg~original (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/DougReid/media/Tidal/JacksLow.jpg.html)

The Anchorage in the river.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/DougReid/Tidal/RivrHigh.jpg~original (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/DougReid/media/Tidal/RivrHigh.jpg.html)

And at low water!
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/DougReid/Tidal/RivrLow.jpg~original (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/DougReid/media/Tidal/RivrLow.jpg.html)

ron ll
05-27-2013, 04:32 PM
We're currently having almost 16' tide swings in Puget Sound. It always fascinates me what volume of water has to move. I calculated very roughly at one time that about three cubic miles of water has to pass Port Townsend several times a day. It's no wonder why Point Wilson is often a bit of a bumpy ride.

Paul Pless
05-27-2013, 04:39 PM
The sixteen meter tide at the Bay of Fundy actually bends the earth. . .

jimkeen
05-27-2013, 08:42 PM
#6 Blackpool. Been there done that. Many years as a young boy spent on that beach, then off to the tower. TVR used to build cars around the corner.

Peerie Maa
05-28-2013, 05:18 AM
#6 Blackpool. Been there done that. Many years as a young boy spent on that beach, then off to the tower. TVR used to build cars around the corner.

Wakes Week?

Hunky Dory
05-28-2013, 05:36 AM
I just put my mooring in yesterday, With a wheelbarrow. Barnstable Harbor

jimkeen
05-28-2013, 09:47 PM
I do not recall Wakes Week, but I knew we never went the week the Scots where there. My Mothers Aunt lived in Blackpool and we would spend a week with her to go the "Sands" and the attractions along the front.
great memories.

Peerie Maa
05-29-2013, 03:42 AM
I do not recall Wakes Week, but I knew we never went the week the Scots where there. My Mothers Aunt lived in Blackpool and we would spend a week with her to go the "Sands" and the attractions along the front.
great memories.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/06/article-2320454-19936D06000005DC-843_634x421.jpg

Happy Days :D

the_gr8t_waldo
05-29-2013, 08:00 PM
Everything is fine at the shore

bogdog
05-29-2013, 08:08 PM
I've often found tides on the Petitcodiac River in New Brunswick to be a bit of a bore...

Peerie Maa
05-30-2013, 03:48 AM
I've often found tides on the Petitcodiac River in New Brunswick to be a bit of a bore...

The Severn can bore for England, but for the biggest bores there is a river in China.

David W Pratt
05-30-2013, 03:02 PM
Spent a night at Mont Saint Michele once, could not see the water from the top of the church. Was sleeping at high tide