Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. These physical phenomena are causing the total transformation of landscapes all over the world and the result is stunning! The photographer Michael Marten documents the drastic differences between the tides in various locations across the UK in his “Sea Change” collection of photographs. You will be amazed with the changes that you are going to see.
Between the tide and low tide a part of land is revealed where you can walk on and islands are becoming parts of the mainland where you can reach by foot and not by boat!
Have a closer look…
1.) Isle of Grain, England
2.) Salmon fishery, Solway Firth. High water 12:00pm, low water 5:20pm. (March 28 2006)
3.) Harbour, Berwickshire. High water 6:00pm, low water 11:00am. (August 22 2005)
4.) Crosby, Liverpool. High water 12:00pm, low water 9:00am. (April 7 2008)
5.) Perranporth, Cornwall. High water 8:00pm, low water 12:00pm. (August 29/30 2007)
6.) Cuckmere Haven, Sussex. High water 2:50pm, low water 9:15am. (August 12 2006)
7.) Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall. High water 4:30pm, low water 2:00pm. (August 31 2007)
8.) Worms Head, Glamorgan. High water 9:45am, low water 4:00pm. (June 25 2005)
9.) Porthcawl, Glamorgan. High water 8:00pm, low water 12:00pm. (May 17 2007)
10.) St. Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. High water 5:50pm, low water 1:00pm. (September 17 & 20 2008)
It is just amazing! In the morning you can dive from the cliff into the deep blue but if you try it some hours later you will be dead! I really loved the road that guides you to the island great camouflage! And the most amazing is that this will continue indefinitely as long as the Moon exists!