Now that the tide has turned.
Posted by Big John on November 9, 2007
During the night of 31st January 1953 a huge tidal surge devastated large areas of the east coast of Britain with the loss of around 300 lives.
Well last night we were warned to expect a tidal surge of up to three metres coinciding with peak high tides, which would be comparable to the conditions of 1953.
Luckily the forecasters were wrong … but only just …
… This is a photograph of the beach a few hundred yards from my home, taken at high tide at mid-day today. Not the place to hang around with an ‘Arctic’ wind blowing off the North Sea.
It would seem that there was localised flooding in some areas, but nothing too serious.
I’m just waiting for some prat to …
… blame it all on ’global warming’.