The Topsham supertide

High tide today was supposed to be the highest tide for over 20 years. As a result I thought I would go into Topsham to have a look – I think though that much to the relief of the residents of the Strand it was an anti-climax. The Exe hardly had a ripple on it and although it was rather cold there was no driving wind up the estuary. Had there been it might have been rather a different story.

Topsham high tide 4Here are the seats at the Topsham end of the Goat Walk  – maybe not a place to sit this morning but hardly dramatic

Topsham6Here are the same seats last Saturday at a much lower tide

Topsham high tide 5Water lapping up to the Goat Walk – remember the Goat Walk was seriously damaged in last winter’s storms

Topsham high tide 6Across the Exe to an unhappy boat

Topsham high tide 3Off the Strand

Topsham high tide 2The Vigilant – currently being restored

Topsham high tide 1This structure sits outside the Lighter – it look like it is of a maritime purpose but I’ve no idea what it is for.

The tides are lower tomorrow but it more stormy so there might be some problems down in Cornwall….


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