We were walking out on the huge tide flats off the coast of Vancouver Island by Parksville, just as the sun was going down. We spotted this tiny crab sitting next to some sea weed. At high tide, the ocean is right next to the steep hill of the shore, but when it is at low tide, 200 yards of very flat sand. It is amazing to see how the tide comes in and out and leaves such a huge expanse of sand. I have seen the same thing in Panama, but there the sand was not a firm and nice to walk on.