Low Tide, Skippool Creek, Wyre Estuary, Lancashire
It one of those miracles of nature. Twice everyday, the tide fills these creeks with water, then twice a day it empties them back into the sea. Depending on the phase of the moon the high and low water marks will reach their maximum and minimum limits….. these are known as Spring Tides (nothing to do with the seasons just the pull of gravity from the moon).
Low tide is not welcomed by sailors but very welcome for Waders, Ducks and Geese who feed on the abundant food available on the mud flats beyond the creek. It is a world that is for ever changing at natures whim. At low tide it looks rough and ready. Then at high tide, with water lapping onto the edges of the surrounding marshes, its idyllic.
This constant changing of tides, that move to their own time clock, are different everyday which ensure that change is the only constant.
On a more flippant note, it always reminds me of an old Advertising Campaign by a major soap powder company. They had a brand name “TIDE”…… there was a slogan used on posters, adverts and TV, it was…
” Tides in…. Dirt’s Out “
Being a youngster at the time I also added to myself ” Tides out and Dirt’s In “
Daft I know but just one of those slogans that sticks in the memory box.
Whatever you are thinking today……
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2021