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Tea and cake.

Swanage ultra low tide


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Tea and cake

Over the summer starting with easter period the Swanage NCI served tea and cakes to walkers and visitors to Peveril point. This went down very well and all being well should become a regular summer attraction. The tea and cakes have relocated to the information room below the watch.


nci teas 1                       first tea

Photos courtesy of Bob Clarke.



Swanage at low tide!

Could this be a record? It is certainly a very low tide as the picture below shows. The furthest rocks seen are not normally as prominant as in the photograph








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