This image shows the St. Peter Port waterfront buildings reflected in the sea that rose to cover the coast road during the early morning high tide of 10 March 2008. High tide was forecast for 0815 at 9.8 metres. I photographed Havelet Bay during high tide and didn't arrive at the St. Peter Port waterfront until about half an hour after high water when the tide had already receded. The waterfront road was closed to traffic because cars driving through the sea had produced waves that entered some waterfront properties. The road remained closed for about one hour. Because of the low barometric pressure of about 973 mb Hg the high spring tide rose to a height of 10.7 metres according to St. Peter Port's harbour master, Captain Peter Gill.
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