Tag Archives: haaf-netting

The design of the Solway: Hems, reestings, holes and shoals

The turning tide takes time to fill the Solway. Today (August 12th) the first low tide at Maryport was at 0544h, height 1.5m; after turning, the flood tide was at its highest at Maryport at 1102h, height 7.5m. Heading North … Continue reading

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Snippets 4: First notes – Hadrian’s Wall of Sound, Bowness-on-Solway

At 5.45am the tide was still on the ebb, standing waves (‘reestings’) corrugated the surface of the channel, and the only sound amid the weighty silence of the still air was the trilling of oyster-catchers. I walked, and waited, and … Continue reading

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The haaf-netters’ lament

NOTE: UPDATE (JULY 27th) AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST   “It’s one of the last wildernesses in the country, the Solway Firth. And I think haaf-netting is probably the best excuse to go and stand out in that wilderness” … Continue reading

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