Super Moon = Extreme Tides


This isn’t the sun above, it’s the moon at 5:30 in the morning. I didn’t play with the exposure – it was really this bright outside. With a full super moon – we get to experience Super Negative Tides!


Without having visited Lincoln City, it will be hard to impress you on how far out the tide is. On a regular low tide, one can walk out and view the rocks form afar. On low tide, one might be able to get near the rocks, close enough to touch. this week?  There was plenty of sand to safely walk on the other side of the rocks.




If you have visited the Chinook Winds Casino, and watched the waves break over the rocks while gazing from your balcony, you might be surprised at how much sand you can see on the other side of these rocks.


Insanely hard to show perspective, but above  to the right is a person standing by a rock.
On a normal very low tide day, that rock would be the water line.




These are the rocks at NE 15th Street.  We are standing the farthest we have ever been able to walk out – and there is sand on the other side. This is an hour and a half after the high tide time. Really, Really amazing.

So – My own personal goal on this fine day – find something rare, something that only can be found in a Zone 4 tide pool – something I am unable to identify or looks familiar. Stay Tuned for what Jon and I found!


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  1. Pingback: Low Tide Object–What is it? | Petra School

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