SU8001 : Itchenor Ferry - passengers embark

taken 8 years ago, near to West Itchenor, West Sussex, Great Britain

Itchenor Ferry - passengers embark
Itchenor Ferry - passengers embark
Passengers are seen here embarking on the little ferry which plys between West Itchenor and the Bosham side of the Chichester Channel (see shared description).
This photo was taken at low tide on the Bosham side (we had just got off the ferry). The water in the channel at this tide is very narrow, when we embarked some hours later about high tide, the ferry had come in several hundred metres nearer the shore than here. (see SU8002 : Itchenor ferry beaches at high tide)
Itchenor Ferry

The little Itchenor (or as it says on the cabin, "Itchy Bosom") ferry runs from West Itchenor across the Chichester Channel to Bosham (pronounced approximately "Bozzum"). (website LinkExternal link )
The landing point on the northern bank is actually a good mile and a half from the village of Bosham - longer if one walks along the coast path rather than the road. At low water the trip is very short, though the little ferry may well make a detour or two on the way to pick up people from the many boats anchored in the channel, acting as a useful taxi service for the owners.
The channel swells considerably at high tide. This is most noticeable on the northern (Bosham) side as the seaweed covered mudflats are more gently shelving than on the West Itchenor side.
The price of the ferry (as of July 2013) is 2.50 each way for adults (the website says 2 but it seems to have gone up), children are less and bikes are 50p each.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8005 0173 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.5761N 0:51.9133W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8006 0177
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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