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Spring tides anyone?

If you're interested in spring tides (is it a fishing thing?) then this set of Aires might be of interest to you. (Maybe someone could explain the coefficient bit to me please?)

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Once we stayed at a little campsite right beside the sea at Piriac sur Mer. There was a constant stream of other campers walking by our van carrying buckets. Finally our curiosity got the better of us and on investigation it turned out that because of big spring tides they were able to walk out to the oyster beds and fill their buckets, then they periodically changed the water. We reckoned that there was a huge 'love in ' on site that night.

I enjoyed myself in other ways ha ha ....
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Oysters?.. urgghhhhh

To my pallette Oysters are one of THE most disgusting things it’s possible to eat! Yes I HAVE tried them , once was two too many times!

I fully accept that others find them absolutely delicious (sad ******* that they are) I am MORE than happy for them to have ALL of my share.

Now if you are talking about Mussels I love ‘em! They of course are cooked, Oysters are (usually) not.

Maybe I should try some cooked oysters, any one got a recipe/cooking instructions/advice?

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Definitely oysters , there was a huge oyster farm offshore and I guess the ones they were collecting were on the fringes of it. There were plenty of 'lesser' specimens in the pools along the shoreline - like these ones.....
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ps Mr Plodd, you may want to take the caravan to Penestin then , just up the road a bit from where the Oysters were, plenty of mussels there for the picking.
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Only had oysters once and thought they were 'OK'. This was at the Crab House Café near Weymouth and they also had cooked ones, so not so far for you to go to try them, Mr Plodd.


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I know the Crab House Cafe, about 3 miles distant, it might be called a cafe but the prices don’t reflect that description, VERY nice food though.

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If you're interested in spring tides (is it a fishing thing?) then this set of Aires might be of interest to you. (Maybe someone could explain the coefficient bit to me please?)
As I understand it : in the UK we use tide tables for ports and tidal sites not only to tell us the time of high and low tides, but also to tell us what the tide height will be - hence we can work out the mean tide height. The pain with this is that if you are trying to work out exact tide height and maybe direction (example for working out correct timing to go scuba diving) you also have to know the tide times etc for a main port, such as Dover and also the difference in timings of the location you are interested in (ie how many minutes earlier or later high or low tide is) . The French system gives a value for each place - which they call a coefficient. Values greater than 85 are 'spring' tides and those lower than 55 are 'neap' tides'. Apparently, by doing this they reckon it's easier than having to know tide times etc for other places to be able to relate the imformation back. So, the aire in question, with a coefficient >100 will have a very high spring tide.

Clear as ................ mud now? Sorry if that's the case, I always did have the descriptive talents of a gnat.

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Loads of recipes Ploddy

Once they were used to bulk up beef stew as they were cheap and plentiful

Now they are more expensive than the beef!!

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Raw Oysters I agree are disgusting. Cooked or smoked, delicious. I wouldnt know where to start cooking one myself though. I guess you could wack a few in a pan for a a minute or two. Dunno.


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