Where did the land go? A big tide combined with a surge on Monday, November 16 left Brightlingsea's Bateman's Tower – and some intrepid walkers – surrounded by water.
The lunchtime tide – 5.7,m with a 0.2m surge covered the paddling pool, most of St Osyth Stone and a lot of Second Beach. However, the calm conditions meant there was none of the overtopping of the sea wall that resulted in the promenade area flooding earlier this year.
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