Thursday, 11 September 2014

Early morning inspection.

At 6.22 this morning, just after dawn we heard the sound of a motor and on looking out saw this vehicle zipping along the beach crest. I grabbed the camera and just managed to get this blurred shot of it as it headed west. 'Coastal Surveying' complete with GPS confirmed it was legit !Today is the last of the big Spring tides this month (6.1m at 1.45 p.m. today) so presumably this gave an opportunity to inspect the effect of the tides at their lowest point early this morning.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A big (6.1m) high tide today.

I looked out at 6.35 this morning and the sun was just rising above the horizon. I was aware that there had been some recent solar activity and was able to make out the sun spots..the one on the left hand side is 2158 and produced a strong solar flare yesterday. The other group to the right is 2157 and new spot growth has recently been observed. An interesting site can be found at www.solarham giving details of solar flares and much more.

The sun at 6.35a.m.

As I looked the other way the moon was looking fabulous as it was setting in the west....not quite a full moon...that was Monday Sept 8.

Fortunately the weather was kind, with little wind but the water was lapping sufficiently close to remove a little more shingle and continues to cause considerable concern!