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Old 22 July 2011, 04:24   #31
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Tides, big uns, are a feature of boating in Morecambe Bay. As we say on courses if you can do it here you are ok for anywhere. Been a few folk drowned there, notably after the pub has shut and they are on their way back to boat in a dinghy in the dark. But most yottiie casualties are from the boarding boat wherever you are. Anyone trying to walk across low water sandbanks in Morecambe Bay without vast local knowledge is asking for trouble. As a coastguard here I've dragged quite a few survivors ashore and also others who didnt make it
Bottom line is dont go into the bay in a little boat unless you have a good idea what you are doing-it aint Windermere! I'm going in an hour or so after we have done the onshore bit of this course
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Tides, big uns, are a feature of boating in Morecambe Bay. As we say on courses if you can do it here you are ok for anywhere. Been a few folk drowned there, notably after the pub has shut and they are on their way back to boat in a dinghy in the dark. But most yottiie casualties are from the boarding boat wherever you are. Anyone trying to walk across low water sandbanks in Morecambe Bay without vast local knowledge is asking for trouble. As a coastguard here I've dragged quite a few survivors ashore and also others who didnt make it
Bottom line is dont go into the bay in a little boat unless you have a good idea what you are doing-it aint Windermere! I'm going in an hour or so after we have done the onshore bit of this course
Have a look at this clip click the top bar .
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Old 22 July 2011, 14:28   #33
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the voice of Cedric on there, the Queen's sand pilot. Doesnt hang about does it? The problem is with big tides and shallow banks the level rises til it gets to the top edge of the bank and then it rushes over the top and races in "faster than a horse can gallop" Lovely colour up there in the top of the bay....some folk muck about in boats, up there you boat about in muck Lovely day out today flat calm, blue sky, blue sea a few porpoises and a big old seal
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Good video, ive walked across the bay with Cedric as the guide, very eery place when your out there with him telling you storys about seeing tractors and fully grown horses getting pulled under the quicksand, i downloaded a C4 documentry after the walk called Ghosts which was about the chinese cockle pickers that died while working the sands, very sad how it happened, not just the cockle picking incident but how they came to be here and the people who were supposed to be looking after them.
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Old 22 July 2011, 17:00   #35
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yes a tragic night.
I was on a flight to a foreign training job but daughter was out there as navigator on the all weather lifeboat. As we got on the plane we got a text to say "launched on service 26 people missing, B****y hell its rough"
When we got off in Chile we got another text
" back home, still 26 people missing, going to uni now for an exam, need sleep!!"

There were in excess of 100 stuck out there in a single incident since. But that incident was in daytime in summer, involved an awful lot of helicopter trips but they were all taken off.
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day off, and a busmans holiday took the ribs to piel for an end of season blast. This happy couple were amongst dozens of others hanging about near the island
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and a welcoming committee on the jetty, but a 9m tide left us no room to tie up without being bounced on the rocks.
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theres the pub and the castle...but not much jetty left, and there is still an hour of flood to go
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it was rough on the way over but considerably better on the way back with the tide having eased off. This, in the middle of nowhere, would have been difficult to spot in the rough stuff. Even pot markers (should) have a black flag 1m above the water level. This **** just had its aerial. You wouldnt want to hit this, or entangle its buoyed up line, at speed.
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it was rough on the way over but considerably better on the way back with the tide having eased off. This, in the middle of nowhere, would have been difficult to spot in the rough stuff. Even pot markers (should) have a black flag 1m above the water level. This **** just had its aerial. You wouldnt want to hit this, or entangle its buoyed up line, at speed.
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