Big tide at the Tide Mill

Aquaboy

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I can assure you there are just as many locals who have been caught by the tide as visitors....... think the last was a convertible.......easier to bale out though
 

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There used to be a big drop to the boat at low water in Dieppe and I remember lowering our purchases on long lengths of rope. Even bigger was the fuel jetty in St Helier which had the longest fuel hose I’ve ever seen.
 

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I Don't recall ever refuelling in St Helier but the hose at Dieppe was impressive in length, as was the cat ladder to get up to the pumps from your deck.

Peter.
 

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at what point do we change from calling it a big tide to just "flooded" :unsure:
 

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When it overtops the sea wall?
Err an interesting idea, but , what sea wall ?

I recall that the Woodbridge Dock n Tide Mill area do not havea Sea Wall ; I recall from distance that the Entry /Exit to the Dock is via the Train Level Crossing , and there was not a Sea Wall befeore the Local Town Roads (maybe wrong ?)

Guess it can be called flooded when the visible items used daily are not visible (like bollards , quay edges ) , etc plus buildings that do not normally have water in them , having water in them ?
 

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Err an interesting idea, but , what sea wall ?

I recall that the Woodbridge Dock n Tide Mill area do not havea Sea Wall ; I recall from distance that the Entry /Exit to the Dock is via the Train Level Crossing , and there was not a Sea Wall befeore the Local Town Roads (maybe wrong ?)

Guess it can be called flooded when the visible items used daily are not visible (like bollards , quay edges ) , etc plus buildings that do not normally have water in them , having water in them ?
Perhaps you have not been there for some years? There is a new wall extending from Tide Mill Way all the way to Everson‘s Boatyard with gates at intervals which can be closed when a very high tide/surge is expected. The gate in front of the old Whisstocks yard is the lowest point and is closed on every spring tide, and in fact has been shut since before Xmas! The other gates have not been shut for a while. The quay side does flood, but it is in front of the sea wall. As is the Tide Mill which floods on big spring tides.
 

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Perhaps you have not been there for some years? There is a new wall extending from Tide Mill Way all the way to Everson‘s Boatyard with gates at intervals which can be closed when a very high tide/surge is expected. The gate in front of the old Whisstocks yard is the lowest point and is closed on every spring tide, and in fact has been shut since before Xmas! The other gates have not been shut for a while. The quay side does flood, but it is in front of the sea wall. As is the Tide Mill which floods on big spring tides.
Hi thank you Mr L ; I was looking at that photo above showing the Quayside and the Mill , with the water overtopping the Quayside ; I based my comments upon that area of Woodbridge Quay , caus as far as I recall ground is fairly flat /level from the Quayside over to the Railway Tracks , then onto Andys Shop then onto the roadway ; recall that there is a slight height rise over the Railway Lines but certainly not a Sea Wall ; am I recalling it right ?

I duno about the Whissstocks and Everson's Yards , there was an amount of new development when I was last there , which was 2019 , guess encapsulating the Old Town of Woodbridge might pose a few inventive thinking by the planners , particularly the Railway Tracks ; might I recall a Flood Gate by the tracks ?
 

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Hi thank you Mr L ; I was looking at that photo above showing the Quayside and the Mill , with the water overtopping the Quayside ; I based my comments upon that area of Woodbridge Quay , caus as far as I recall ground is fairly flat /level from the Quayside over to the Railway Tracks , then onto Andys Shop then onto the roadway ; recall that there is a slight height rise over the Railway Lines but certainly not a Sea Wall ; am I recalling it right ?

I duno about the Whissstocks and Everson's Yards , there was an amount of new development when I was last there , which was 2019 , guess encapsulating the Old Town of Woodbridge might pose a few inventive thinking by the planners , particularly the Railway Tracks ; might I recall a Flood Gate by the tracks ?
From Ferry Quay the quayside rises towards the railway, there is a tide gate there but I have not seen it closed. By the Tide Mill the quay rises quite sharply towards the sea wall, there is another gate there but as you can see in this photo it was not closed in the recent high spring. I was standing just in front of the Granary and shortly after the water had come right up to it. Jan is sitting on the blue buggy6E94B3FA-4340-480B-9FB0-FE7110D971AC.jpeg
 

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Ahoy Mr L thank you for the recent photos ; thas an area of Woodbridge that I have not been used to seeing much ; my main experience is on the Quay by the Cafe and leading into Andy's Yard etc , then along up river ; there has been very much redevelopment in your Phots , hardly ecognise it now ; thanks much {:)#
 

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Ahoy Mr L thank you for the recent photos ; thas an area of Woodbridge that I have not been used to seeing much ; my main experience is on the Quay by the Cafe and leading into Andy's Yard etc , then along up river ; there has been very much redevelopment in your Phots , hardly ecognise it now ; thanks much {:)#
I must admit I was a little wary of the redevelopment of this area as knowing the whims of local planners and architects ( 16 years on my Town Council) it could have been a disaster. (I have lived locally for most of my life). However on the few times I have walked through and had a coffee (prob under Leighb's window) it seems well designed and not overly commercialised. Parking at Melton and doing the riverside walk is worthwhile for those who have never visited.
Last pic above was were Neljan the Dutch Tjalk sat. I spent a lot of time sailing that steel barge. Seems a bit empty without her.
(in Sandwich now).
 

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Thank you Mr S thats very interesting ; might ask , if the accepted FREE mooring /Berthing is still accepted , at the end of the Quay , just up river from the Tide Mill , if I recall correctly ; used to be a couple of Fishimg Vessels moored up many moons agao ? recall that those vessels resembled Scandinavian in type /detail
 
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