Yesterday saw us breach the brackish marsh sea wall and all my excitement and nervousness came to a head. It was an early start so just after 7am, I was stood on the wall as the digger started to remove the planned breach.
Preparations earlier in the week meant that it was quite a quick affair and the job was done and dusted (very dusted due to the dry windy conditions) by 2pm. Seven hours, 500+ photos, 11 sausage and bacon baps (no, not all for me), two dumpers, one digger and a laser level saw us change the brackish marsh forever.
That was that. We now had to wait for a few days before the first tides came in...
Turns out the days excitement was not over as later in the afternoon an unusually hide tide for this time of the month came over the breach and started to fill the ditches in the marsh. It wasn’t spectacular and you couldn’t see it from the path but it certainly was significant. If you want to see the marsh flooding the best time to visit will be next week or the last few days of the month.
Hi Robert- any update following this weeks high tides welcome please.
Well the tides well and truely came in. The brackish marsh was totally covered for several of the tides and only a couple of the higher islands remained visible. The breach has altered a little but there was no significant erosion. Probably the most significant change was the water left on the lagoon when the tide left the marsh, it's the first standing water on the brackish marsh for quite a while.
We are visiting again next week for the high tides at Snettisham so will be interesting to see Titchwell for ourselves