the FlashEarth view! The cross hairs in that location are approximately where I was standing when I shot this photo, looking to the north west.That image was captured between high and low tides; we were here intentionally for a negative tide- a tide lower than the mean of the lower of the two daily low tides. If you want to enjoy the tidal zone, whether it's for geology, biology/tidepooling, or simply sight-seeing, you need to pay attention to the tide tables. Numerous examples are online; here's the source I tend to use. Negative tides give you an opportunity to get to lower areas, and spend a bit more time in them. Also, pay close attention to the time of the minimum, and when that time passes, start working your way back towards higher ground- no need to rush, just be aware that the ocean is now coming at you, and can easily trap you in a dangerous or fatal spot if you don't pay attention.
Photo unmodified. March 8, 2012. FlashEarth Location.
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