Friday, December 6, 2013

Tidal Surge 2013 at Cromer, Norfolk

 I had been looking forward to a visit to Snettisham for the Wader Spectacular and wished for a northerly wind to ensure the waders were driven off the mudflats at today's Spring Tide (4.1 metres). Be careful what you wish for as yesterday there were the highest tides along the Norfolk coast since 1953 and Snettisham Reserve was closed today as was much of the A149 coastal road. We visited those areas that were accessible - at Moreston Quay the car park was half under water and seal trips definitely off.
We also visited Cromer where the waves were still topping the pier well after high tide. The final images show the extensive damage to the shops and beach huts at Cromer.

In some cases, the doors on the beach huts stayed firm -  one owner said as a result of extra mortis locks at the top. Where the door caved in then the window, front wall and all the contents were washed out. 

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