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CHAmois Picture of the Month

 

Each month a different image or photograph of the CHAmois club is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a member. Click on the small image below to see it full size.

October 2000

Crossing the Bay
Crossing the Bay
Photo: Colin Lowe

Explanation: This photograph shows a few hundred people (including about 29 CHAmois) in the middle of Morecambe Bay on 22 July 1995.Due to quick sands and very fast incoming tides, the bay is very dangerous - carts, horses and tractors have been lost in the sands.Crossings of the Bay should only be attempted in one of the organised groups led by the (royally appointed) Guide to the Kent Sands - Cedric Robinson.We followed him to New Barns Bay where we set out across the bay.Cedric (and a few Marshals) navigate the chanels with the aid of "witheys" which are laurel twigs stuck into the sand to mark safe areas.
We turned for Kents Bank with a tractor to escort us back with a cluster of children hitching a ride on the footplate. A final deep channel and a paddle brought us to the end eight miles later near Grange-over-Sands.

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