SZ7799 : Low Tide at Ella Nore

taken 4 years ago, near to West Wittering, West Sussex, Great Britain

Low Tide at Ella Nore
Low Tide at Ella Nore
A dinghy lies temporarily stranded in one of the channels that cut across the mud flats exposed at low tide. The land in the mid distance (with another boat at its far end) is the spit of land called Ella Nore. I think that a "nore" is probably an old word for a sandbank, as there is a major sandbank in the Thames Estuary that is simply called The Nore. The water beyond it is Stocker's Lake, part of Chichester Harbour.
Ella Nore
Ella Nore is a sand and shingle bank to the west of the village of West Wittering. It projects into the southernmost end of the Chichester Channel as it enters Stockers Lake, itself part of Chichester Harbour.
It is a short spit of land enclosing saltings, marsh and mud. The eastern tip of it is a nature conservation area where entry is not permitted so as to protect the nesting area of the numerous species of birds that thrive in this habitat.
The area is rich in wildlife with the mud providing rich pickings for sea and marshland birds such as gulls, ducks, geese and waders such as curlews; all of which can be heard and seen in this unspoilt location.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Chichester Harbour 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 7791 9957 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.4284N 0:53.7628W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 7798 9951
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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