had been a particularly sunny July without rain for the whole of the month,
although it was humid throughout.
in the shade reached 29° C.
rock defences on the shingle beach were strengthened with additional rocks*
brought in by barge across the North Sea from
Norway. The rocks were deposited on the shore and rearranged by a JCB to
hinder the erosion and longshore
August the weather broke and there were overcast days, showers and at least
a type of syenite)
Eclipse at Shoreham-by-Sea, figures (unofficial):
| 9.30 am
|| 40000 Lux
|| 45000 ¤
|| 21000 ¤
|| 4000 ¤
difference between 40000 Lux and 5000 Lux is about 4 aperture¤stops
on a camera settings. There was still enough light to take a photograph,
like an overcast day, like a prelude to a thunderstorm.
times of the maximum coverage where confirmed by visual observation of
the eclipse through the mylar spectacles.
a clear day, the temperature in the sun varied from 25° C to 18°
C at the maximum amount of the eclipse. The lower temperature equalled
the shade temperature.
Hills team crewed by the Martin (Tony & Jon) Brothers won in a time
of 1 hour 10 mins, about a minute ahead of the RNLI tub crewed by Jim Partridge
and Peter Huxtable, who had won for the previous 9 years.
race took place in a 29° C heatwave, with a southerly breeze, and was
started by Sally Gunnell.
Little Egrets, their distinctive all white colouring stood out from
the greenery (Glasswort) and they
were right in the middle of the Adur mudflats
(between the footbridge and the Norfolk Bridge), sometimes hidden in the
dips of the channels. The tide was low in the mid-afternoon. In addition
7 Grey Herons were perched as still as statues. All the birds were
too far away for photographs even with a 500m mirror lens. The light was
poor in the middle of a thunderstorm and a downpour.
has been abundance of small Grey Mullet in the river this year.
Roberts (Shoreham Beach) reported a Little Egret, Egretta garzetta,
from the mudflats near the houseboats. It was on the remaining mud at about
the maximum low neap tide (minimum range, high tide 4.7 metres) at 3.00
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