I’m fascinated with this salt water tidal action.
We bought a little pamphlet at the local hardware that lists the high tides and low tides for the year. Did you know there are two of each every day?
And I’ve discovered there’s life in the intertidal area!
Actually, it’s called the Littoral Zone…where the land and sea meet, between the high and low tide zones.
I took my little camera in its waterproof case down to Trinidad beach just before the lowest tide of the week, to scout for life in the little pools that remain among the rocks when the tide goes out.
Got a fun shot of the waves and swirls that occur around some of the bigger rocks that sit out in the surf even at low tide.
Ohhhh, baby, as I went around one big rock, BINGO, I found a whole ‘nother world on the side facing the ocean! All above the low tide water line…gotta get the Nikon to shoot some really nice pics of this stuff!
Went back to the car and traded cameras.
I took off my sandals, took everything out of the pockets of my shorts, because I had to wade through ankle-deep water to get to this rock.
Yeah, yeah, little waves roll through now and then, but the tide was actually still going out a little more.
Ohhh, the sand gets washed away near the rock…up to my knees…ahhh, that little wave just soaked my shorts…better keep moving.
But see how shallow the water is just beyond this big rock?
Better keep moving around the rock…whoa, drop-off…up to my waist…heading toward shore…uh oh, here comes a bit of a wave…whoa. Lost. My. Balance.
I didn’t know the Nikon could shoot underwater.