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Old 02 November 2005, 13:46   #11
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Some piccies of Burry Port approaches to show why it can be so dodgy!!!

Not often you see someone taking their boat for a walk!!!
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Old 02 November 2005, 13:56   #12
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Love the first pic - one guy pulling the boat along in his shorts, while his mate carries on fishing from the cockpit! You can tell who the captain is on that boat!
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Love the first pic - one guy pulling the boat along in his shorts, while his mate carries on fishing from the cockpit! You can tell who the captain is on that boat!
Yeah, but he's gonna wanna waterski in a minute!
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Old 04 November 2005, 03:02   #14
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Amazing photos

We sometimes visit friends in Clevedon and would love to see the 'special wave' that rushes up the Severn ...what's it called again?

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Old 04 November 2005, 03:42   #15
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Amazing photos

We sometimes visit friends in Clevedon and would love to see the 'special wave' that rushes up the Severn ...what's it called again?

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It's called the Severn Bore, and here's a useful site...

http://www.severnbore.ndirect.co.uk/bore.htm
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It's a wonder the Rivers authority haven't tried to BAN it for damage to the bank - makes wake damage seem a bit tame.....
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Agree with all the above.

Round by the bridges the tidal flow gets pretty fierce. Local knowledge is a must at low waters if you venture outside "the shoots".

Have heard of a couple of boats running aground and then being capsized as the tide turns.

I think that SARA and Portishead lifeboat are kept pretty busy.

eg http://www.portishead-lifeboat.org.uk/

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Cheers Mike for giving us a mention, Local knowledge is a definate must, not just for the shoots, but all around the area, try going into the mouth of the avon on low water....watch that sand bank
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