Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tide's Out

Low Tide
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It's always hard for me to comprehend that the Pacific Ocean is actually about 100 miles west of Seattle. Living on the Puget Sound in this large port city sure seems like a typical west coast location. The tides still work on us, and we've had some very low tides recently that sent lots of folks out looking for all the interesting critters and objects that had been left behind on the beach. Naturalists are frequently available to lead tide pool walks around the Sound. There can be a 15 foot difference between high and low tides this time of year, so an awesome number of tidal critters are on view! This is Alki beach in West Seattle. There were no naturalists present, but people were exploring on their own. In the distance you can see the south slope of Queen Anne Hill and Seattle Center's distinctive Key Arena roof and the Space Needle.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

love the absorption of those two beachcombers in their discoveries.

Jimmy said...

Exactly, it is in the human nature to be curious. :) Seattle is a nice place, or so I've heard. I liked the picture very much! Thank you for sharing.

TilburgDailyPhoto said...

Great picture, my eyes are constantly focussing on the two people, strange but I like it.
Cheers from Tilburg

Virginia said...

What a lovely peaceful scene. Our beaches are so different but equally as nice to spend a summer day.
V

Chuck Pefley said...

Alki is a wonderful place and I sure don't spend nearly enough time over there.

It surely is easy to realize that some of those water molecules have visited Greece, as well as Manhattan. We're all connected.

Kris said...

That must be crab city there...

Montreal Photo Daily said...

This is a lovely photo. I would like to see this for myself one day and do some exploring in the tide pool.
Cheers from Montreal.

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