Sandwiched between Portsmouth and Chichester, between the counties of West Sussex and Hampshire, is a special area called Chichester Harbour.

Contrary to what the name might suggest, this is not a harbour, but a large nature reserve. Or in a nice English acronym, an AONB: an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This splendid nature area is a bit like the Wadden Sea in the north of the Netherlands and Germany. A large flowing area with many creeks and streams, small and large, with a narrow passage to the sea.

A protected nature reserve that is home to thousands of birds, but also the home of many a water sportsman on the English coast. The banks are characterised by beautiful, rugged nature and picturesque villages.

Well worth a visit!