I was so surprised to read some of the comments on yesterdays post... where was the water?
The tide was out!!!!
As I wrote it I didn't give it any thought... our seas flow in and out twice a day "ish" (it takes 27 hours) ... it's all I have ever known since I was a small child.
I thought everyone knew... my ignorance not yours.
The UK is a small island and the gravity of the moon has a big influence on our coast.
Visit Southport a few miles north from where I live and at at low tide it seems like you have to walk for miles to reach the salt water when the tide is out.
Southport Pier... tide receded.
An aerial view of the pier with the tide coming in...
Tides can race in at times of high tides... just a few miles up the coast is Morecambe Bay... many lives have been lost over the years by people crossing the bay... 2004 saw 23 Chinese cockle pickers drowned as they were caught out by the treacherous tides.
This is how most people in the UK remember visits to the seaside at Southport.
This is the harbour from yesterday... Cemaes Bay at high tide.
This post is just to explain my failings... every day is a school day for me.
I didn't take any of these images apart from the first one.
I would like to thank the people that took them for having them available on the Internet to help me with this post.