The high spring tides at the end of March 2021 gave me a great opportunity to head to the river Dee estuary to try and film the tidal bore that washes up the river from its mouth on the North Wales coast, right up to the weir at Chester.
So half an hour before the bore was due, two hours before high tide at Liverpool, I positioned myself on the banks of the Dee at Queensferry, where the river narrows and the bore is at its highest.
Soon enough my wife Liz, stationed on the old Queensferry road bridge (included in this video) spotted the bore as it rounded the bend in the river and passed under the railway bridge at Shotton.
In the distance the bore didn't look very impressive, but as it approached my viewpoint the power and speed of the wall of water became apparent.
So I was quite open-mouthed as I videod the waves sweeping along the bank beneath my feet and heading on up the river on its unstoppable surge.
Quite an experience and I'm so glad we were able to see and film it.
Filename - river dee bore video 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens - 24-105mm zoom
Exposure - Aperture and ISO selected to allow 1/60 sec shutter speed.
Filters - None.
Location - Queensferry, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (1080p HD format also available)
Clip duration - 30 seconds
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