This BBC Radio 4 programme Hull Before Culture Thursday 5th Jan 2017 opened with these words
“I always think this about Hull – when the tide is in – you can feel that across the region – you can feel that, kind of, energy. But when the tide is out, it kind of drains the emotion of the people as well. It certainly does me.”
Spoken by programme present John Godber
This chimes very well with a number of literary accounts of the affective airs of high and low tides.