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Time And Tide

Compo Cove tidal gates

You never know what you’ll find on Compo Cove.

A stroll across the wooden bridge yesterday evening revealed a couple of workers using laptops and sophisticated digital devices to check the Old Mill tidal gates.  They’re checked periodically to make sure they open and close when they should.  Despite the archaic-looking alarm-clock devices hidden behind metal doors, the gates are high-tech.  Most of the time they’re monitored remotely.

And you thought they opened and shut according to the moon.