November 29, 2015

Severe Gale in Irish Sea & high tide at Liverpool

There was a severe gale in the Irish Sea today which, when combined with the high spring tide at Liverpool led to exciting waves along the promenade at New Brighton on the Wirral where I grew up.

My father used to take us kids down to see this spectacle whenever there was a gale or storm and we still remember dodging the waves. Nowadays I prefer to stay in the car but actually the wind direction today meant that the spray was directed back to the sea.

Difficult to imagine that I was rowing along this part of the coast this summer!

Posted by Stephen Walker at 08:40 PM