2012-07-14 52 0

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Sat 14 Jul 2012 in Cambridge:
52.9940494, 0.7526735

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Sourcerer failed to reach the hashpoint about 1.3 km north of Scolt head Island.




Sourcerer (Neil) might try to get to this one. At low tide the sea might go out far enough. This will be at about 10:30 summer time in the morning and again in the evening. There is a good chance that the tide will not be low enough so some careful wading might be needed. Even this might not be enough but swimming would not be a good idea as there are cross currents that could sweep you into deep water. Also with the cool wet summer weather, the sea will be quite cold. There are few visitors to this bit of coast line so a rescue would be unlikely. The spring tides occur in about seven days time. On these days, the tidal ranges are much greater so there would be a better chance of success.

Expedition - Failed[edit]

This was one of the nicest failed expeditions to a most beautiful spot in eastern England. Scolt Head island is an inaccessible nature reserve. On this rather cool and breezy day, there were no other people in view. After walking for about 60 minutes along sea defence banks and dunes covered in wide variety of wild flowers, Neil reached the sea. Two shallow creeks had to be waded. It was cool enough for aching feet and shins more typical of April weather. The tide had not gone out as far as usual. A low pressure weather system and north winds were causing a tidal surge resulting in higher than normal water levels. Even in ideal conditions, the hashpoint would not have been reachable. Today the closest approach was 1.3 km.

During the summer, a ferry shuttles people to and from the island but only at high tide. At mid and low tides, it's possible to wade and walk one or two miles depending on the route taken.


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