Kinvara Tide Clock
Kinvara, located in County Galway, Ireland, is a picturesque coastal village intimately intertwined with the sea. Nestled along the shores of Galway Bay, its maritime heritage dates back centuries. Fishing has been a cornerstone of Kinvara’s economy, and the village retains a strong connection to the sea, evident in its bustling harbor where colorful boats bob on the tide. The annual Cruinniú na mBád festival celebrates this maritime tradition, featuring traditional Galway Hooker boats and lively festivities. The sea not only shapes Kinvara’s economy but also influences its culture, with seafaring stories passed down through generations, creating a rich tapestry of coastal life.
The clock shows a small section of the original chart, focusing on the area from Island Eddy in the north to Kinvara.
The print shows the Nautical features along the coast.
What is a tide clock?
A tide clock is a device that tells you whether the tide is high or low, and how much time is left before it changes. It works by synchronising with the lunar cycle, which influences the tides. The tide clock has a single hand that rotates once every 12 hours and 25 minutes, which is the average time between two high tides or two low tides. The dial of the tide clock is divided into sections that indicate the state of the tide: high, low, rising, or falling. By looking at the position of the hand, you can tell what the tide is doing and how long it will take to change.
Why use a tide clock?
A tide clock can help you plan your activities around the Aran Islands and Doolin by letting you know when the water is high enough or low enough for your preferred activity. For example, if you want to swim, you might want to avoid low tide, when the water is shallow and cold, and the mudflats are exposed. If you want to fish, you might want to avoid high tide, when the water is deep and fast, and the fish are dispersed. If you want to sail, surf, or kayak, you might want to choose a time when the tide is rising or falling, which creates more favourable conditions for these sports. If you want to walk along the shore, you might want to choose a time when the tide is low, which reveals more of the beach and the wildlife.
What are the details of the Tide Clock?
- Heavy duty professionally printed canvas.
- Solid-Wood frame.Select from either black or white.
- Size is 250 mm x 250 mm and 45mm deep.
- Real Glass
The clock ships with full instructions on how to set and how to read a tide clock.
This is not a navigation device.