Sunday, February 4, 2018

Very HighTide

With two major events in one day I had to attempt to document them. The most important one - the special moon - I had little hope of really seeing it. I am NOT a night person - so the best I could do was catch a photo early in the night to at least show I tried!!
The other big event was a very high tide. Although it was too hot to want to go wandering around outside I could at least get in the car with the air conditioner going and drive to what I wanted to see and photograph. First I went to the Norman Point end of Tin Can Bay and photographed the boat ramp for small private boats.
Then I went to the other end of town to the Crab creek end,  There was more activity there with quite a few small boats lined up at the boat ramp.
There was also a group of four people enjoying the water.
Finally I saw three kayakers coming close. They were all in the kind of kayak which is moved along with paddles moved by the feet while you sit back and rest much more comfortably than in the kind of kayak I am used to where you paddle with arm movements. However I am told that these kayaks weigh quite a bit more and I think that would make problems for putting them up on my roof racks.
This is also the area that I have taken photos of all the high tides over the years. The highest tide I have seen came up and washed over this walking path - and this one this year was nowhere near that height.
The only birds I saw were these Crested Pigeons. They are pretty but quite common.
I also got some nice pics  of the high tide down at Mullens - but that can be posted in the next post.

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  1. what a lovely walk, I like the boat in the background.

  2. The crested pigeons are new to me.

  3. Great moon shot and high tide ~ photos ~ love the crested pigeons photos! Neat birds!

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  4. Lovely shots! The moon was huge!

  5. Too hot? Air-con? What are these strange things? We just had our first snow of the winter and more to come next week. Wish we had those deep blue skies.

  6. Hello, pretty moon capture. I love the pretty Crested Pigeons. I have heard of that high tide, those kayaks are neat! BTW, thanks for your visit to my blog. Wishing you a happy day!

  7. We missed the moon because of cloud. Yes, and they're winter clouds, and cold, here where I now live in southeastern Alberta. I had to laugh at your comment about being cold in British Columbia. As a third-generation British Columbian, I feel I have to defend my native province, but you're can be cold, especially in the mountains and in the north. On what I call "the wet coast" it is just that...wet, and, in the winter, cold and wet. However, there are some sunny summers and high tides at the coast, and hot summers in the interior valleys. I have, I must say, visited Australia and enjoyed the warmth of the Queensland coast very much, followed by a play at the Sydney Opera House before flying back to Vancouver.
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  8. love your pigeon. Close moon and high tide goes together. Glad it was no flooding :)

  9. It is wonderful to live where you can document and photograph the tide changes. When we used to stay summers on the Oregon Coast and take our little boat out in the bay for crabbing we really lived by the tide table!

    Probably you see more birds at low tides than at high (?).... those pigeons are quite intriguing, but the water scenes are beautiful. We thought about those pedal kayaks because Bill has a bad shoulder so regular kayaking is out for us now (and I am too incompetent to go alone). But we decided we had enough toys.