In anticipation for the minus 4 tide, I stayed home until noon to photograph it. It is the lowest tide of this year and I think in my memory. In addition, it is the biggest swing of tides and is a 16.3 feet difference.
I like to see these events. One the time the whole family was in Mexico and we got up to watch a meteor shower around three in the morning. That was great, although the novelty wore off fast. I made sure that we saw Hailey’s comet in 1985/86 which has been recorded since 246 BC and will not return until 2063?. Not in my life time. These little events are what they are, small events that do not have big meanings, but in several years I can say, “Once I saw a minus 4 tide”. “I saw Hailey’s comet. They do mark time.
What can you see in these pictures. The bay does not look much different from a minus 3 plus. But look at the island far out which oddly enough is named Baby Island. There used to be a fishing camp there. When tides are low, it is possible to walk out to it from the land. But interesting to me is the spit that shows itself to the north which is more noticeable than I have ever seen.