The Rivers of Morecambe Bay

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The group of estuaries that comprise Morecambe Bay form the largest area of intertidal mudflats
and sands in the UK. The four rivers discharging into the bay are the Leven (with Crake) and Kent
(with Bela) in the North, and Lune and Wyre in the East (Figure 1).

Sinking sands

The family were miraculously saved by a coastguard mud rescue and search just five minutes before the tide reached them

In Morecambe they imported golden sands
The Rivers Lune and Kent had stolen theirs
I wonder where it went to, Blackpool grand?
In Morecambe they imported golden sands
Morecambe Bay will suck in any band
Sightseers want to cross this bay, its lands
Danger swallows men on beaches bare
In Morecambe they imported golden sand
The Rivers Lune and Kent had drunk up theirs

When I was a child I became very afraid of sinking sands & also of being eaten by tigers
But it passed