Record Low Tide at Watchet

Last night saw a record low tide event for the Bristol Channel, no doubt other parts of the UK too. The lowest tide in 200 years saw it retreat to -0.4 metres. It usually goes to about 2 metres, and was combined with a high tide in the morning of 12.6 metres.

It still boggles my mind as to where 13 metres of water goes to (or comes from, depending on your perspective).

These pictures were taken on Friday when the tide was at about +0.2 metres, so it will be interesting to see the pictures from today. Alas I’m missing it, as I’m currently walking from Bristol to Bath along the Avon. Picture of that in the next post.

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