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High Water: Tides, Climate, Oceans and The Exe estuary

High Water: Tides, Climate, Oceans and The Exe estuary

HIGH WATER EVENT: 30 March 2021 Sarah Cameron Sunde Tidelines partnered with Art-earth and Low Carbon Devon to run the High Water event where 60 artists and scientists and others from all round the Uk and the world talked about their work and relation to the oceans,...

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Big Thanks You to boxers!

Big Thanks You to boxers!

Thank you so much to everyone around the estuary who has responded to the Exe estuary box challenge and returned boxes to us! We are so grateful for the time you have taken to share your maps, your questions, your thoughts and your creativity all about the estuary...

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Topsham to Lympstone Part 6 of Jon Seal’s 7 part film.

Topsham to Lympstone Part 6 of Jon Seal’s 7 part film.

  Film 5 of 7: Turf to Exeter https://youtu.be/7EFDs1wwt_I Jon's 6th film starts with a drenching and brightens up as he follows the little-trodden shoreline of the Exe estuary. This section of the Exe has forgotten boats and crackling reed beds that collect enormous...

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Birds on the Exe tide line

Birds on the Exe tide line

Matt Knot writes about the birds he sees on the Exe estuary and surrounding area on his website: http://gobirdingexmouth.blogspot.com/. Here you can find out not just about the birds but also much more besides including moths, butterflies and wildflowers. His...

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Reading Water

Reading Water

  We've been talking for a while with Naomi about her ideas to create a project around the HMS Terror and its history and how its stories finds resonances today weaving into climate narratives and stories that connect us through the oceans to other parts of the world....

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High Water March 30, Free event tickets now from Eventbrite

High Water March 30, Free event tickets now from Eventbrite

High Water: sharing our connections to the tides Tuesday March 30, from 08.45 - 22.00 BST/UTC, online Over 50 people are sharing stories about the sea and in particular the high tide connecting Exmouth to others around the UK and the world.  There will be readings,...

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Exeter – a tidal city

Exeter – a tidal city

M5 bridge. Andy Thatcher Exeter - a tidal city. The tide sneaks in and out of Exeter. To catch it, you have to be around the Exe between Trew's Weir and the Medieval bridge at Bridge Road, and pay close attention. A high tide can spill amongst the pylons through...

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The Last Salmon Boat

The Last Salmon Boat

The Last Salmon Boat by Lesley Kerman   The Last Salmon Boat For almost fifty years I could look out of my kitchen window and watch the salmon fishermen casting their net in the River below. In rain, in sun, by day and night the rhythmic sound of their boat being...

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The Map Room

The Map Room

This is a a gallery of maps submitted as part of the Mapping the Exe invitation or from the Exe Estuary Box.  Please draw your own and upload them to me and I will put them on the gallery. Maps can be anything. It is about how you experience the Exe estuary or...

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Tidelines Around the Exe Estuary: A new film in 7 parts

Tidelines Around the Exe Estuary: A new film in 7 parts

Around the Exe – a series of short films. Around the Exe is a series of short films which attempt to capture images and sound from Dawlish Warren to Exeter and back down to Exmouth. Every two weeks a new film will be added and a kind of journey around this remarkable...

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The Exe Estuary Box

The Exe Estuary Box

  https://youtu.be/ZiG5Fhd2atY Welcome to the Exe Estuary Box! What is it?The Exe estuary box is a place to share thoughts, experiences, ideas and questions on the Exe estuary and coastline, in your own time, from your own home. You could do these activities on...

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More about the Exe Box…

More about the Exe Box…

Lots of people are now doing the Exe box around the estuary which is great! Here is some help with the activities if you need it. Adults this box is very much for you*. We know it is a bit different. As estuary residents your knowledge and experience of the estuary is...

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Exmouth’s Estuary: by local Photographer Danielle Gibson

Exmouth’s Estuary: by local Photographer Danielle Gibson

 In January of this year, I had the opportunity to complete my first ever completely self-directed body of work for my University degree in Photography. No strict themes, no given tasks, no group work, just me and a camera capturing what fascinated me and continued to...

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The Sea Around Us, Rachel Carson – Summer Reading Project

The Sea Around Us, Rachel Carson – Summer Reading Project

About these Events People around the Exe Estuary have been taking part in our summer read of Rachel Carson's remarkable book The Sea Around Us, in partnership with Devon Libraries and Libraries Unlimited. We chose this book for our Tidelines summer read because it...

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What we want to know about…Changing Sea Temperatures

What we want to know about…Changing Sea Temperatures

This image shows the bathymetry (undersea topography) of the North West European Shelf Seas (NWS), the seas around the UK (including the English Channel and the North, Celtic and Irish Seas).The European continental tectonic plate extends below the sea surface over a...

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The Sea Around Us Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us Rachel Carson

Love a good read? Love the sea? Tidelines invites you to take part in an Exe estuary-wide summer read of Rachel Carson’s book The Sea Around Us working with Devon Libraries and Libraries Unlimited. “Reading it will ensure that you never look at the sea in the same way...

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CITiZAN Tidelines seminar/presentation

CITiZAN Tidelines seminar/presentation

We were invited to present Tidelines as part of the CITiZAN webinar programme. CITiZAN is the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, a community archaeology project working in the areas of England exposed at low tide but covered at high tide, areas at...

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My encounters with flora at the tide’s reach. Part 1.

My encounters with flora at the tide’s reach. Part 1.

We invited Heath Nickels a wildlife and wildflower enthusiast to write a blog about flora at the tide's reach after a walk we made between Exton and the mouth of the Clyst. Tidelines is very much about valuing all our experiences and knowledge of the Exe whether you...

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My encounters with flora at the tide’s reach. Part 2.

My encounters with flora at the tide’s reach. Part 2.

Exton to the Mouth of the Clyst We parked bikes at Exton Station, and walked back under the railway line which is passable at most times of the tide other than high tide, out northwards onto the Estuary.  The walled railway embankment exhibited some typical estuarine...

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The Almanac begins..

The Almanac begins..

Things you notice epic or ordinary can be logged into The Alamanac via the website Almanac page. This a long term project and can grow over a number of years like a diary. It will create a picture of the estuary and how it is changing. You can enter almanac notes from...

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What I would like to know. Our questions

What I would like to know. Our questions

Questions are now being asked! You can find them here. As I explore the estuary and around I find myself with more and more questions about how it all works and I imagine many of us share the same questions. For example I don't know what happens and how it shows when...

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Night Fish

Night Fish

Looking for eels we found fish. Lots! We filmed at twilight on a new moon – eels swim into brooks and rivers at big tides in April which can be around new or full moon.

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Links and Connections

Links and Connections

Please find some links to interesting resources and websites all about the Exe. There are so many different ways to look at the Exe Estuary and this is a growing list so please do send us any recommendations.  We are of course not responsible for any content on these...

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Our photos online now

Our photos online now

People have started contributing photos of the estuary or coastline and you can see them now in the online gallery. Hopefully this will inspire more people to send in more photos to make a diverse view of the Exe. Although many photos focus on the horizon, there is no...

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Lovely Map. See the changes.

Lovely Map. See the changes.

My cousin Simon sent me this link to a map of South West England smoothly superimposed on the present google view. It is fun to play by toggling the fade button at the top to see what was then and what is now. Railway yes, colonies = the Marsh. No Imperial ground....

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Dust of the Sea

Dust of the Sea

We decided to try and make salt and headed to the far point of Exmouth beach at Orcombe Point to collected sea water. Far out to the point, the bit where the mudstone rock pools and a steep edge into the sea to dip our containers. ON KNOWING HOW CLEAN Collecting water...

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Bull Hill, Shelley Bank,  Cockle Sand

Bull Hill, Shelley Bank, Cockle Sand

Recognise this? Harbour on the right, Dawlish Warren on the left. This is the start of a 3d model of the estuary I have been making up at the Mens Shed in Exmouth. You can see the harbour. But why do the tides not cross between Bull Hill and Cockle Sands and cut a...

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Royal Geographical

Royal Geographical

In pursuit of all things estuarine I went to a conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London where there were some examples of engagement involving artists. I also found this amazing mural by Toni Llobet from Barcelona of the tide before and after. It really...

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Exe Home screen

Exe Home screen

Got a phone? Send in your photos of a slice of the Exe taken in vertical 'home screen' format. Get creative with your photos taken around the estuary or seafront on your phone. The estuary and coastline is usually horizontal as water meets land meets sky. But it looks...

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Tidelines Community Almanac

Tidelines Community Almanac

Tidelines Community AlmanacWHO CAN TAKE PART?Everyone is invited to take part in the Almanac. If  you are dog walker, if you come and sit in your car on the sea front, if you are a kite surfer or jogger, if you come to the beach with your family every now and then, if...

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Things I’d like to know

Things I’d like to know

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?Do Starfish respond to the cycles of the moon? What volume of water comes in and out of the Exe estuary every day? What are the little rows of upside-down V shaped boxes out on the mud flats?There are loads of things we are curious about:...

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Mapping the Exe

Mapping the Exe

WHAT IS A MAP? You are invited to draw a map of the Exe Estuary. Your map could include the mouth of the estuary from Exmouth up to Topsham, or further, or you could only involve a small area of the estuary or coastline. A map can take many forms and maps can look...

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Letters to the Sea

Letters to the Sea

What do you feel, reflect on, dream about, wonder as you spend time by or think about the sea and the estuary? "Listen very carefully and you will hear the sea in your body" Yoko Ono, from Seven Little Stories Letters to the Sea invites you to get a piece of paper or...

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