Tag Archives: shore-walks

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

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Dune walk (with one diversion)

My guided shore-walks are ‘vertical’, from the bottom to the top of the shore – we usually spend a lot of time looking at the animals near the low water mark, with diversions on the way back to see the … Continue reading

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Boring molluscs and bevelled edges

Dog-whelks, Nucella lapillus, were clustered on the mid-shore rocks in late April; singles, twos and threes, they were apparently uninterested in the barnacles beneath their feet, but were there to socialise or, more specifically, to meet partners of the opposite … Continue reading

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