Beached sign indicates tidal flows in Morecambe Bay

The Westmorland Gazette: Ken Pittey, left, and Jim McQueen with the sign Ken Pittey, left, and Jim McQueen with the sign

AN INDICATION of how the natural tidal flows and currents work in Morecambe Bay has been provided by an information sign which was washed into the sea at Cockerham – and ended up making landfall at Silverdale.

The Environment Agency sign was uprooted during recent high tides floods and was found above the high water mark at the bottom of Cove Road, Silverdale.

It was found by Jim McQueen, of Arnside, and Ken Pittey from Bolton-le-Sands.

“Assuming the panel had been torn away from its mountings during the high tides, it has floated a fair way from Cockerham to Silverdale,” said Mr McQueen.

“Those interested in the current in Morecambe Bay would probably like to know how it managed to find its way to the Silverdale shore.”

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