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Since childhood, I’ve always loved piers, typical of English seaside resorts. I grew up on the coast of the Bristol Channel where the Severn estuary meets the Atlantic Ocean and our nearest town with a pier was Burnham-on-sea. But the most beautiful, in my opinion, (and that of Sir John Betjeman, “the most beautiful pier in England”) is at Clevedon, further along that coast.

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As the Bristol Channel has the second highest tidal range in the world with ranges in excess of 15 metres, there are opportunities photograph the pier with almost no sea, or water rushing under it. When I took these shots last October, it was high tide!

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Here’s a link to the history of this pier: http://www.clevedonpier.com/history.htm

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