Sand Ripple Runes

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Steve Paxton on September 1, 2008

a photo i can relate to just our tides are no that big to show this. top shot.


Bits-n-Pieces on September 2, 2008

thanks, Steve! I guess that makes for better surfing for you, but I do feel a bit sorry for you! Beaches where the low tides go way way out are my favorites, for all the tide pools and patterns os the sand ripples they leave behind.

jayzoe on September 4, 2008

Nice. What are the tides like there. When I went to The Charlottes they had 23'. Very cool for beachcombing, you really see some neat stuff. Zoe

Bits-n-Pieces on September 4, 2008

Hey zoe! The average range around here is 11'-12', but it about 15' on the astronomical tides. So not as much as the Charlottes, but sure enough to be really interesting on the beaches with really shallow falls, like at Plum Island where it goes out several hundred feet. But down on Cape Cod Bay its so wide and shallow that while the sand is exposed to several hundred feet out, the water stays about 1'-1.5' deep for what seems like almost a mile, like at this harbor where the fishing boats can only get in and out at high tide, and this beach where the boats sit on the sand at low tide, and its really dangerously easy for people to walk way out and get trapped in deep water when the tide starts to come in pretty quickly.

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  • Uploaded on August 31, 2008
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2008/08/31 18:57:26
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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