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Re: High and low tide England

Nice pictures, and thank you for the visual treat!

Some of pictures don't so much a big difference in the height of the tide as the ever-so-gentle rise of the seabottom making for a wide beach at low tide, covered with water at high tide. In these coastal shallows one pays attention, whether ashore or asea, so as to not be surprised by an incoming tide (when afoot) or outgoing tide (when afloat), especially since the shallow angle of the bottom makes for a speedy entry or retreat of the water. Once you push the tide into a (tidal) river, the effects change dramatically. When visiting Bristol - a major seaport of the old sailing British Navy - which is located several miles up-river the Avon, the river literally runs dry at low tide and the port stays wet only thanks to locks (entering and leaving the harbour would need to take the tide into account big time).
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