Category Archives: Spring & Neap Tides

Snippets 13: “A hare in a fix”

The polar bear on the ice-floe is the iconic image of climate change and the warming of our seas. Here on the Solway Firth nearly 140 years ago, the climate had changed in the other direction – towards a bitter … Continue reading

Posted in Snippets, Solway Viaduct & Railway, Spring & Neap Tides | Tagged , , ,

Snippets 11: big moon, big tides, at Allonby Bay

On Monday night the full moon, its face very slightly squashed, shone down on a stormy Solway Firth. The brown silt-laden waves pounded ashore and shortly after midnight the incoming tide that was battering the sea-defences at Dubmill Point reached … Continue reading

Posted in Allonby, Marine Conservation Zone, Sabellaria, honeycomb worm, Snippets, Spring & Neap Tides | Tagged

Snippets 7: Why are the best low tides always at the same time of day?

I’m starting to plan my 2016 guided shore-walks at Allonby Bay and Beckfoot, on the southern shore of the Solway. As a ‘low-tide guide’ (the title bestowed on me by BBC Radio 4’s Open Country) I work through the Silloth … Continue reading

Posted in Spring & Neap Tides | Tagged , ,