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  1. #1
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Planning for tides

    Never heard a horse box called a campervan before!
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    When i was a lad there was a limited bit of made up road by a small bridge & the path over the sand was marked with stakes. Taxis going over would be rust buckets after a few years. There were dozens trapped every year & strangers would stray from the recognised track
    The trouble was that the tide would rush across the sand & one would soon loose ones way as the main track had a dog leg in it.
    Horse & carts were sometimes swept away in the tide if they left it too late
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    Crossed it several times.

    How long does it take? 2 minutes at the most. And you can see all the way. So he MUST have driven onto it while it was already under water?

    I can only assume he thought "it can't be that deep" and carried on?

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProDave View Post
    Crossed it several times.

    How long does it take? 2 minutes at the most. And you can see all the way. So he MUST have driven onto it while it was already under water?

    I can only assume he thought "it can't be that deep" and carried on?
    Or stopped half way across to take a picture!
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    The ignorance, or lack of interest, of townspeople about maritime life can be surprising. A friend was approached by a family on the beach at Clacton who had been forced to move their clobber up the beach a couple of times as the tide came in. The question was "Does it always do this?".
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Planning for tides

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    The ignorance, or lack of interest, of townspeople about maritime life can be surprising. A friend was approached by a family on the beach at Clacton who had been forced to move their clobber up the beach a couple of times as the tide came in. The question was "Does it always do this?".
    About twice every 24 hours was hopefully the answer .......

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    Default Re: Planning for tides

    Years ago I stood at the end of the causeway to Lindisfarne with an old chap watching cars negotiating the rising tide. As it got deeper he said: "It will only be company cars from now on..."

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    Default Re: Planning for tides

    I have no understanding of people who live in towns, so am more ignorant than town people who visit the coast.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Planning for tides

    My boss needed to inspect some building work on a half tide swimming pool at Canvey Island. I told him that low water would be at 14.35, so off he went. He was soon back because his sat nav told him he wouldn't get there until 14.45 so he thought the tide would be in.
    He was from South London, but otherwise a nice bloke☺

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