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Biggest low tide I've ever seen

To anyone not sure what they are looking at, here this is a photo taken from the end of the North Wall in Lyme Regis harbour at 2pm on Sunday March 24th. It shows the biggest low tide I have ever seen in my life.

Lowest tideThe photo was taken by a phone using the panoramic view, so it looks like there are two North Walls. Although there's a pool of water up against the North Wall, if you look carefully you can see exposed sand and mud all the way from the harbour to the east side of the wall.

Ths means that anyone could walk across this strip of land and keep their shoes dry! There was an even bigger tide two days before this at 1pm but I couldn’t get round the Cobb to get a photo as the film company had shut the whole Cobb area off for the filming of Ammonite.

This kind of extra low tide is called a King tide and it is caused when the moon gets very close to the Earth. The influence of the sun is involved as well. Marie F and Sunbeam went back in the water last Monday (25 March) so Lyme Regis mackerel fishing and Lyme Regis deep sea fishing trip will start again in a few days.


Published on 28/03/2019.

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