Thursday 3 February 2011


Chichester Harbour has been important since Roman times and even further back with evidence of both Neolithic and Iron Age settlements. The natural harbour has been a port and fishery over the centuries as well as a base for smugglers of some notoriety during the 18th Century.

Fortunately not heavily developed, the harbour has some curious man made additions such as this causeway leading away from the tide mill at Emsworth. It's clear from the remaining wooden stakes that some form of structure or walkway existed during the past 100 years or maybe more recently.

The causeway leads out half a mile of so across the harbour at low water, clearly walking needs to be done with some caution to avoid being caught out on a rising tide.

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