Tidal Pooh Sticks

We can’t quite claim to have invented this idea because it is mentioned here.

But it is a rare and noble variation of Pooh Sticks (which we thought of too) which we think should be developed.

We played it with people of Bristol as part of

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We were throwing sticks of the famous Banana Bridge over the Avon New Cut, to get people to see just how fast the tide was flowing – and which way!! Ebbing?? Flooding??

Now a variation of tidal pooh sticks we want to develop is a longer version of the game. But we have still to test this. If one picks one’s moment – using, of course, a tide timetable, one could throw a stick into the river , watch it float with the tide under the bridge as usual, but do this soon before the turn of the tide, and then maybe in a while it will float back the other way!

 

 

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