Super Moon – Sunday Morning – 5:30 a.m. Above
94% Moon – Monday Morning – 6:30 a.m. Below
My goal, at 6:30 a.m. , was to run out to the beach and get that amazing shot of the moonset over the ocean. That haze in the photo above, however, is fog. Sigh. It dipped into the fog right after this shot. I’m glad I drove out to see though, and was pleased to spend some time at the lowest tide I’ve yet to experience.
Listening to the crows, they were driving me batty. Then I looked down and saw the commotion. A tiny wee crab was fighting back. This crab was alive, flipping itself over, but the crow kept trying to pick it up. Crow won in the end, but it was fun to watch.
Not only is the tide low,but the sand is low as well. Walking under these rocks at the Chinook Winds Casino is a bit surreal.
We’ve never seen this much rock exposed at NE 15th Street, with sand on the end to boot. Jon donned his Wet Suit and Booties so he wouldn’t get cold.
If you’ve been to this spot, the waves usually break over the end, not so today!
This pool was full of tiny pieces of driftwood. Really interesting shapes. People were gathering around the pool asking Jon to grab heart shapes and various colors. He was in high demand. Beautiful.
This is nearer to 9:30 a.m. High tide was at 8 a.m. Jon took a moment to swim in this pool to cool off. This is a view of the tip of the tide pools at NE 1th Street.
Normally, I have not yet let Jon play in the surf without another person in the water, preferably a surfer near by. However, the surf was so calm, and he really wanted to jump a wave. We played here for a while, and then headed to Henry’s Lighthouse Donuts for snack before heading home. 6:45 – 9:45. A good way to start the day!