I grew up on an island. As a grown-up I moved to the countryside for eight years, but couldn’t resist the pull of the sea and moved back to the coast last summer, my city-born husband in tow.
So I genuinely do not understand how I had no idea that tide clocks existed.
But now I do, I so want one!
Apparently this one, from Garden Trading, has been designed to synchronise to the lunar cycle. It rotates twice each period giving you a quick and easy indication of high and low tide. Genius, right?
Tide clock in shutter blue, £50, Garden Trading: gardentrading.co.uk