Severn Bore 5* Feb 2014
The Severn Bore is a natural wonder of the western world and it's right here on our doorstep in the UK. It is a large surge wave that runs into the River Severn estuary, where the tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world. The estuary and natural topography of the river converge the water into the narrowing stretch as it moves inland and as the tide rises. The tide-wave is slowed by the river bed and constricting nature of the estuary. 12 hours of flood tide is compressed to just over an hour whereby the rising tide becomes unstable and a bore forms at the leading edge thus forming a large wave. However, the bore takes on many shapes and forms and is not just a single wave. At times it forms and moves in multiple undulating waves. It is a magnificent natural spectacle. All rivers users please give Sabrina the respect she deserves - I have witness boats, surfers and all sorts of craft swallowed by the bore . All spectators please respect the local surroundings when you visit. Be considerate with your parking and stay safe. The power and speed at which the river moves can be extremely dangerous.
Sabrina is the mythical goddess of the river Severn - Love her and she will love you back :-)
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