Scene on the Sound: Super low tide

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

I saw a notice that the tide would be extra low on Tuesday. No kidding.

Two observations: I have never seen the front of this breakwater. And it always amazes me that the ferry can dock when the water is so low.

I was on a field trip under the old dock during a very low tide and we could walk within a dozen feet of the end of the dock. Either the ferries have an incredibly shallow draught or there's a drop off at the end of the pier. Feel free to inform me.

The field trip was for an introductory oceanography class from the UW. The most valuable class I have ever taken, it taught me about Puget Sound and its influence on everything around us. It should be required in schools.

--Diane Hettrick


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