Portchester — the seaweed says it all.

The tell-tale signs of future flooding.

A line of seaweed stranded by the high tide
Seaweed stranded by high water — the mark of future flood risk (source: author)

This week we have neap tides — which is fortunate with strong winds gusting straight into the harbour. Clumps of seaweed washed ashore at high tide just after the last full moon are still evident along the coast path — but, back then, the wind was not so directly onshore.