A Walk With a Difference

Stevie Turner

There’s an interesting sight every year at the low spring tide that occurs in August;  hundreds of people descend on St. Helen’s beach to walk the path to an old Victorian fort, built as a lookout under the instructions of Lord Palmerston. The path becomes visible when the sea has ebbed out far enough, which is usually early evening time.   Here’s a little bit about it on the website:

The tide was low enough on Tuesday evening for Sam and I to have a go ourselves.  The coastguard keeps an eye on the masses in August, just in case any are left swimming for it, but in September there were only a few people around.  Sam has a Tide app on his phone, and calculated that we had an hour and a half to walk the three-quarters of a mile out to the fort and then back again. …

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