Tag Archives: Tide

BeachAlert File #10

Down by the pier, the waves are crashing halfway up the pilings.  The tide is high. Oh, look.  Somebody’s surfboard got away.  See the little fins sticking out of the water?  Hey, that’s no surfboard.  It’s swimming by itself.  And it’s got a tail.  No, two tails.  It’s a couple of big sea animals. They’re… Read More »

BeachAlert File #5

You can tell when the moon is full.  That’s when the tide comes all the way up to the semi-soft sand.  Your legs get a great workout slogging through this stuff. On a day like this, the ocean can surprise you, getting you wet up to the knees, when you only planned on getting wet… Read More »

BeachAlert File #3

The tightly-packed, fine-grained sand was shiny in the wash of the surf and the light of the rising sun.  You could see the reflection of the clouds.  They looked like little white lambs moseying across the blue sky. Do lambs mosey?  Never mind.  I digress.  Let’s go talk to the happy little clams, okay?  We’ll… Read More »

BeachAlert File #2

When the sun is already a red-orange fireball as it peeks over the eastern horizon at 6:00 a.m., you know what that means?  It means we’d better get down to the beach right now, or not go at all. If we wait, then all the cloud cover will be burned off.  It will be too… Read More »