begins after damaging gales hit Burnham-On-Sea
clean-up operation was underway at Burnham Sailing Club on Wednesday
(March 31st) after gale-forced winds and high tides left a trail
wooden walkway leading onto the pontoons was broken, as pictured
above, and several boats slipped their moorings in the River Brue,
leaving them teetering on the nearby river banks, as pictured
Sailing Club Commodore Ken Sowden told Burnham-On-Sea.com the
club had got off lightly. "We had a force 8 gale combined
with the highest tide of the year - they were exceptional conditions."
this, we were lucky to see minimal damage. Several boats drifted
from their moorings and had to be towed to safety, and the access
walkway was damaged by the debris in the water. It could have
been a lot worse."
the height of the Spring tide, huge waves slammed into the sea
wall, sending spray over the Esplanade, as pictured below.