Tidelands

In September 2012 I set out walking with my camera on Morecambe Bay and still continue to do so. The photographs are not intended as a documentary, they're more a collection of discoveries from my walks - things that caught my eye, or interested me along the way. I present the images in no particular order, and without explanation. I hope that you can enjoy them as I did - without prejudice and with a sense of fun.

In 2015 I published the series as it stood as a Blurb book, which is still available. I have continued to add to the project over the years and may publish again soon

Morecambe Bay is situated on the Lancashire and Cumbria coastline, just to the south of the Lake District National Park. Covering an area of 320 square kilometres, it is the largest area of intertidal mudflats and sand in the UK. Despite appearances, the bay can be a treacherous place. Fast tides, quicksands, draining rivers, and shifting channels can easily trap the unwary.  The ebbing tide retreats as far as twelve kilometres, and races back over the bay at speeds of approximately 16 kilometres an hour. It is wise to check the tide tables before venturing out on the sands, as walkers can be trapped by waves racing in both in front and behind them. Locals will tell you that the incoming tide  'approaches as fast as a horse can run'.