Arnside Bore? mmmm….

After it had rained all day yesterday and most of the night, pleasingly it had turned into a light mist by this morning, n ot exactly clearing up but remaining dry and grey for the rest of the day.  Well it is the 21st of February and one of the highest tides of the year so we are off down to Arnside to see the Bore (tidal wave occurring a couple of hours prior to high tide). We arrived in good time and after parking up (no problem, though there were more people around, some to see the Bore and some totally oblivious!) wandered along the promenade, eyes fixed on the water. Good job too, no significant wave, more an eddy in the upcoming water and then in an instant the flow of the water changed from right (down stream) to left!!

Not as amazing as I was hoping for but quite surreal nonetheless. I guess two out of three criteria is not enough – you need a high tide, significant rainfall and a racing wind – today is flat calm! Oh well I can say that I have experienced the Arnside Bore!

From the promenade we walked up through Arnside Woods to the Knott – the highest point in Arnside.

And enjoyed spectacular views up and down the Kent estuary.

Finding some lovely open spaces for Poppydog to let off steam chasing goodness knows what to where!

Returning to New Barns Bay, to catch the water lapping the road as it reached it’s highest point and following it out along the coastal path back to the car.

A very pleasant 6.5 mile walk.

Two thoughts of the day:

A bit disappointed about the Bore – was thinking how lucky to be in the right place during one of the highest tides of the year!

Now is the weatherman going to get it right? Time to get the shorts out this weekend?

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