River Exe – a low spring tide

As we waited, we wondered how often this happens. We hoped it wasn’t every spring tide.


At last the water lifted a fraction and the boatman managed to push the ferry off  . . .


we all clambered aboard and it briefly grounded again.


A mile or so upstream, the tide had still to make itself felt.

 Turf to Topsham ferry

(Images by Bill Whateley)