Tide Turn

Shortly after sunrise this morning, at around 7am, the beach was beautiful.  The tide was way out and just turning as I walked eastwards into the early morning sun; there was  only a handful of people from one end to the other; and very little rubbish abandoned  by yesterday’s and last night’s visitors.

Jelly fish are ‘in season’ these past few days UL and LR, someone’s diggings UR were about to be inundated and wiped away;  something large lifted a large jellyfish LR to leave the print of its underside in the path of the incoming tide.  Very few tracks are permanent  – or is the opposite true?  Now that I’ve written that, I’m not sure it is …. but anyway the big gulls breakfasting on this fresh barracouta or similar fish LL waited patiently nearby for me to pass, and will have picked the bones clean by now if the incoming tide and other people walking along the beach didn’t defeat them!

I’m glad I had my camera.  The water was relatively calm and so clear, that as the tide turned  over the shallow sand their intersecting patterns could be clearly seen in the early morning sun.

3 Responses to “Tide Turn”

  1. Hi Alison,

    Thanks for sharing your walk on the beach. I felt as if I was walking along beside you. It’s been too long since I took such a stroll over here on my side of the planet.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Elizabeth

  2. Heidi Stucki says:

    Thank you, Alison, for giving me the opportunity to see these beautiful pictures.
    Heidi

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