This will be an informal event looking for and recording some of the creatures that can be found on the shore at Roa Island. Low tide is at 7:30pm and will be particularly low – at 0.5 metres it should expose more of the shore than most tides which means that many creatures that are often only seen by divers may be found. There are also some creatures that divers don’t normally see that are easier to find when the tide has gone out.
Suitable for all ages; children must be supervised by a responsible adult. Meet at the top of the Jetty next to the Lifeboat Station @6:15pm – map reference SD 232648.
What to bring?
Must haves –
- Wellies, sandals or other shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and probably a little muddy;
- The same applies to your clothes; also bring some warmer clothes – the shore is exposed so can feel chillier than places on shore.
Optional extras –
- A towel and a change of clothes just in case may be a good idea;
- Shallow trays or a bucket to put creatures in to study (but be sure to put them back carefully exactly where you find them!);
- A net;
- A camera – but be aware that sea water and cameras do not mix well, if you bring a camera and have a waterproof housing then please use it and in any case take extreme care on the shore not to drop (or even put) your camera into water;
- A torch – preferrably a waterproof one, or another good option would be a head torch (sunset is @8:10pm, dusk 8:45pm).
Anything that you bring or wear will be at your own risk.
If anyone wants to car share please let me know and I will try to arrange to meet at the westbound layby on the A65 about half a mile east of junction 36 of the M6 – map ref SD 541821. But note that timing will be a little tight for some of us to get away from work and get to the meeting point in time and that I will NOT do this unless it is requested and I can arrange to leave in time to get to Roa Island.
Contact: Lewis Bambury
Tel: 01524 414318
Mob: 07798 707318