If you’re not familiar with the area, sometimes it can be pretty difficult to tell if a body of water is at high or low tide. Yes, low tide tends to smell a lot more like exposed seaweed and muck, but if you don’t have the high tide scent to compare it to, you’re out of luck. The tidal changes in these pictures, however, don’t suffer from that ambiguity. In his “Sea Change” collection, photographer Michael Marten documents the drastic differences between the tides in various locations across the UK.
Check them out!
1.) Worms Head, Glamorgan. High water 9:45am, low water 4:00pm. (June 25 2005)
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.) Isle of Grain, England
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)
Source: Michael Marten via Reddit
Okay, The Moon, I get it–you have more gravitational pull than me. You don’t have to rub it in on a regular basis with these tides.
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