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Old 04 December 2006, 13:31   #1
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Hi Guys,

Reading RIB INT and was wondering if any of you RIbbers have any interesting stories of such places as the Severn and Bay of Fundy.
Also the Severn Bore is this a problem for ribbers.

I recall some serious place Corryvecking Straight between Islay and Jury Scotland with 9 kt flood and versus tide for 30 ft over falls including a whirlpool where the 200 Ft dept comes up to 30 ft.
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Old 04 December 2006, 13:49   #2
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I would say the biggest problem is just how shallow the water is combined with some nasty reefs and the way the Atlantic is squeezed between Ireland and Cornwall/Devon. That combined with the massive tides makes life interesting to say the least.

Foregt stuffing into waves - you have to be carefull you don't stuff the bow into the seabed!!!
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Old 04 December 2006, 16:49   #3
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The severn bore wasn't much bigger than a wave on an average day in the solent the couple of times I've seen it.
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Corryveckan

http://www.gemini-crinan.co.uk/corryvreckan.html


http://www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Corryvreckan

http://www.wylliedraughts.com/jura/corryvreckan.htm

http://www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk/when.html

Next year Corryveckan is in my sights!

Anyone else interested?
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Old 04 December 2006, 18:55   #5
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Thanks for the links Ezgoing. Very fascinating. Here are some links about the Bay of Fundy and the Reversing Falls along the St John River in New Brunswick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_fundy

http://www.gma.org/undersea_landscapes/Bay_of_Fundy/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversing_Falls

http://new-brunswick.net/Saint_John/...reversing.html
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The Bristol Channel is always quoted as having the 2nd highest tide in the world and yet when you look at the usual tide tables the avergae daily tides seem higher.

I looked at the photo on Wikipedia of the Fundy high and low tides and it didn't look much - maybe they didn't choose the best place to take the pics?

Here is an example of the range at Cardiff. This wasn't even taken at very low water.
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