Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tidal Flat

At some places along the coast of Vancouver Island, the slope of the shore is so shallow that the tide change reveals almost a mile of flat sand. The change in the tide can be as much as 14 feet or 43. meters in some areas. It is very interesting to walk out to the edge of the ocean and look at all of the plants and animals left behind by the retreating water. The surface of the sand is firm and it is relatively easy to avoid the shallow tidal pools that remain. The tide comes back in rather quickly and so when the tide turns, it is a good idea to start walking towards the shore.

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