Spring Tide: Some Notes

Natural rock slabs

  This work was suggested as a celebration of days enjoyed on our local beach
on the South Wales Heritage Coast. Here are Earth's second-largest tides.

Spring Tide falls into three sections. The first was suggested by the high
morning tide ebbing to reveal the sands. Gradually the sea fades into the distance.

  During the middle section (bars 108 to 173) the sea is remote and the full
spread of beach exposed.

In the last section ("The Return") the slow acceleration of the great tide sweeps back
to reclaim the sands. Then the big rollers start to march across and finally the full
spring tide is crashing across the boulders into the base of the cliffs.


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