The Seattle area is experiencing extremely low tides at this time. It's a great time to explore the beach. I went out this afternoon, camera in hand, and had a great time. I spent about 3 hours wandering around Golden Gardens and Carkeek Park. It was my first time seeing starfish, anemones and sea cucumbers in their natural habitat. There were naturalists from the Seattle Aquarium at the parks today to assist people in their nature watch (and to protect the wildlife from idiots no doubt). I heard one naturalist tell a little girl as I walked by, "This is like a forest of cool stuff when the tide comes in." I couldn't have said it better myself. Another funny sight was two little dogs who thought they could get the best of a heron. I think if it wanted to, that heron could have had doggie skewers. But it just flew away from the yapping beasts. I had a really great time. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if Sarah was there to share it with. She's working today. Bummer. She says she has to work tomorrow. The tides are low tomorrow. I was hoping to take her out to see all the cool stuff. We'll see.
I've posted a couple of pics here but if you want to see more, head over to my photo site.