We've had negative tides for the last week or so, giving you a good look at why the waves start so far out in the ocean. The water hitting the shallow sand bar is what causes the waves. Walk out far enough and you will fall off a cliff into the depths of the ocean, that is if you don't get washed away with the rip tides first.
You would think that means there's lots of cool things on the beach to collect ... like shells, sea glass and such. You would be mistaken, like I was. About the coolest thing you can find here are bird feathers and maybe a piece of sea grass (that's grass not GLASS like I hoped there would be).
There are lots of images to be found, since the water exiting the beach leaves beautiful patterns in the sand.
You don't want to stand in one spot too long however. There is so much water still in the sand that within seconds, I was sinking rapidly and the sand sucked my flip flop right off my foot!!
There weren't too many seagulls in this area, probably because it's not where the crab live. The other end of the 26 mile beach is littered with crab parts. This end is pristine, so I'm not sure what this guy was looking for.
There is also not near the people at this end. In fact, there was only two other people on the entire beach that I could see. You can drive the length if you stay close to the water's edge where the sand is packed, but with my luck, I'd be stuck at the unoccupied end when the tide came in. I'd rather walk.
Spectacular, right? I should have brought my chair, not that it lasts for long. It took about nine minutes for the sun to set in these pictures, during which time I was racing back and forth along the beach looking for the best shot!!
I think this is my favorite. A little beach, a little water, a little sun, a little fog and some clouds thrown in for good measure.
I never get tired of taking images of this beach. Sitting around all day waiting for it is not my cup of tea however. Yesterday I took off on another adventure that kind of backfired, which I'll relate to you tomorrow.
You would expect no less from me, right? A little misadventure? So let's see what kind of trouble I can get into today!!!