Tuesday Tide

Tramore Beach, Co. Waterford

I am incredibly fortunate in that I live by the sea and my days revolve very much around the ebb and flow of the tide.

Simple questions like when is the tide going out so that the vast beach will be there to walk on in all its freshness. And when will the tide be just right for a swim.

These are in-built questions that need just a little addition day after day or a glimpse down to the beach while taking the dogs for their morning constitutional.

Yes, beyond fortunate!


Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

21 thoughts on “Tuesday Tide”

      1. It is the nightmare that never ends. LOL. You can weave the stems, and some people suggest cooking with the leaves and blossoms, but you cannot necessarily know if it has been treated with pesticide. Goats will eat it. It has been researched for medical use, but nothing promising. Basically, the consensus is it makes erosion worse because it does not really have good roots and when it breaks away, it takes even more soil with it. It was planted (it is native to Asia) to control erosion, but it never worked. Now the sea, there is something will redeeming features. 🙂

  1. Sometimes it’s the simple questions that really count. In fact, most times, they are the best questions. To the tide – consistently going in … and out…. xo

  2. You are so lucky to be able to have the beach at your door step literally…They just opened up our beaches on the South Shore but safe distancing between beach goers is still 6 feet ( a sun umbrella would be about that)..It hurts me that some beaches are private only opened to property owners..The beaches should be public domain so all can enjoy them..

    1. Oh I know I am very fortunate. We still have the social distancing too but thankfully the beach is very big. Tramore translates from the Irish Tra Mhor to Big Beach.
      It must be awful to have privatisation of beaches. There’s only a teeny weeny bit of that in Ireland.

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