Update: Check out the pics from our adventure.
I’m really excited. So excited that I’ll sneak my kids out of school for couple hours tomorrow [Wednesday, June 4] to head off to a local beach called Golden Gardens to enjoy the adventures of what experts are speculating to be the lowest tide in Seattle in about 20 years.
Years ago, I would have been strongly against the idea of our kids missing any school. Nowadays, I’m always looking and wanting for the kids to take a day or two off school so that my wife and I can spend some extra time with them. Especially on weekends when my role as a pastor infringe on my time with the family, missing a day here and there are great. Anyone have any stories of playing “hookie” with your parents?
If you’re around the Seattle area, click here to see how amazing low the tide will be tomorrow between 10am-2pm and visit any local beach for some fun during midday. Take your kids out of school! Tell your boss to shove it! Go for a nice walk on the beach! If you go, come back and share your photos.
Here’s a recent article from the Seattle Times:
It’s fat city in Puget Sound country, with some of the lowest tides of the season arriving this week right at midday picnic time.
There are primo beachcombing opportunities to enjoy all week. Pick a beach, any beach: Golden Gardens, Carkeek Park, South Alki, Lincoln Park, or even hop in the car and head north to Richmond Beach Park or south to Seahurst and Des Moines…
Watch the sea lettuce drift in cold, crystal salt water as it slinks down the beach; tickle an anemone with a wet finger. And this week trained naturalists will be on hand to reveal the secrets of the low tide: Who knew bright orange sunflower stars have 15,000 tube feet, enabling them to zip along at 10 feet a minute? That barnacles spend most of their life standing on their head? Or that geoducks can live to be old-growth clams, clocking 150 years in the same spot?..
At Golden Gardens, a slow-lane drama unfolded as the tide dropped Sunday. Clams startled the strutting crows with zesty squirts. Red rock crabs spangled clean, gray sand, and stately herons stalked eel-grass beds with Zen grace. And everywhere, the kids did what they do best…
The unusually low tides that began Sunday will keep dropping through the week, bottoming out below minus four on Wednesday. Midday tides will still be low through Saturday. [read full article]