Code Red for Portchester

But will we?

I’m not a climate expert — but this morning there’s really no need. Stepping outside, I know, from the very first breath, that the tide is low and the creeks are reduced to narrow channels.

The high tide around midnight has again sploshed over the gravel path outside castle walls. Now, at this spectacularly low tide, the incoming Brittany Ferry hoots in the harbour, very cautiously navigating her way home. Vast islands of mud stand between us and the next high water at noon. Further along the harbour’s edge our sea of housing looks well exposed —…