The sea had long wanted to go into town
So, early one morning, it roared in
Found the arcades still closed
The sea can come right into the village of Bosham sometimes. When you visit, you have to be careful where you park your car, and you will notice that the front doors have very high - what would you call them - threshholds? - seaholds?
Here is a video of an exceptionally high tide there:
It is believed that King Canute's little daughter is buried in the church at Bosham. Which makes me realise, once again, that the past is not as far away as we think it is. Its just that our lives are so short now.