Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mis-reading The Tide Chart

As usual, we headed to the beach today for an early morning walk. Last night, I checked the tide chart and thought I read that it would be a fairly low tide and we would have plenty of room to walk the beach for a couple of hours. Well, once we got there, I realized I may not have read it quite right. From the top of the hill, it looked like the tide was pretty high. None-the-less, I decided that it would be alright and the tide wasn't as high as it looked. That would be my wishful thinking mode (some would say stubborn) because when we got to the bottom, there truly was very little beach to walk on. For the dogs, not a problem. They are perfectly happy getting wet or not. I, on the other hand, prefer not to get my feet wet, especially at the very beginning of the walk. What I wanted and what I got were two completely different things. After the long drive though, I was determined to stay out there for a couple of hours. As you will see from the video, there was some areas we could walk along but more that we couldn't (at least not if we wanted to stay dry). Doesn't matter to me really though, when it comes down to it, a bad day at the beach is still better than most days away.

Colvin (the 11 1/2 year old) is very content after the walk. She is is sweet.

Okay, off to do the NordicTrac.


Gennasus said...

Was it windy? Or do you always get surf like that? It's usually fairly calm here apart from wilder days.

Pam Lambros said...

Hello Gennasus-It was very calm. We get surf like that fairly often and is one of the reasons I am always on the watch when the dogs go into the water.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pam. Ed, Aimee and I went with Sawyer/Bond yesterday afternoon from 2 to 5 PM for a monster walk. We got totally lucky on the tide. There was a huge stretch of flat sand to walk on. Ya, the surf was big/bold even though our weather has been unbelievably good. I can't wait to be enjoying these walks with a dog of our own next spring!

Pam Lambros said...

Hi Dane-Your timing was perfect. Glad you had a nice walk. I bet you are anxiously awaiting that spring puppy. Can't wait to see her.