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The Severn Bore in pictures
The Severn Bore
The Severn Bore is on its way!
Last updated: 12 March 2005 1545 GMT
lineOne of the biggest Severn Bores of the year surged through Gloucestershire on Saturday morning. Web user Stéphanie witnessed it for the first time...
(March 2005)

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"This was my first experience of the Severn Bore so I’m not in a position to make any comparisons but I was well impressed!

My five year old daughter and I found a spot at Minsterworth and waited for half an hour for the “Big Wave”!


It was just amazing to see it eventually approach ‘around the corner’ and was much bigger than I expected, especially after hearing this week that it might only be rated as a ‘three star’ rather than the ‘four star’ initially predicted. So what was it, 3 or 4?

The Severn Bore

As it got nearer, people rushed in front of me so I jumped down to the next bank below. I soon realised that if I didn’t climb back up again I would get soaked.

Despite the muddy and slippery bank, I made it just in time which meant that I was too busy to get any close shots!

Four star

But I can tell you, I’ve got a picture of it right there in my mind! It had to be a ‘four star’ bore!

My daughter was a bit disappointed that none of the surfers present stood up on their board but I think she enjoyed it too!

The weather was perfect for it, it attracted hundreds and hundreds of spectators and I can’t wait for the next big one!

Here are a couple of photos, not brilliant ones but you can see on the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots, the sudden increase of the water level.

Great phenomenon!"

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Click on the links below to see Stéphanie's photos, and more photos taken by Graham Bloomfield:

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(Stéphanie's Pictures - 4 pics)

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(More pictures from Graham Bloomfield - 9 pics)

Article by Stéphanie Ingram

This article contains user-generated content (i.e. external contribution) expressing a personal opinion, not the views of BBC Gloucestershire.

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