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Thursday, March 06, 2008

New Moon vs. Full Moon - Who cares?

As some of you may know, "new moon" and "full moon" phases often have the same effect on the tide. Which means that yesterday was a perfect day to take advantage of some beautiful warm March weather by heading to the beach.

Who cares? I didn't as "new moon" & "full moon" both = "low tide"!!

It was a -0.5 tide and the dogs had a blast!! It was a winter beach, not because it was cold, it's just the way the beach is different this time of year. Some of you may know what I'm talking about, so sorry I'm not finding the ability to describe it better than that.

Here's a picture that may help. When it's low tide in the winter it's more common for pools of ocean water to be left behind along this part of the coast. This isn't as common other times of the year here. I'm sure there is someone out there that can explain why. Me, I'm happy just calling it "winter beach".
The black lab in the front is Moses' dad, "Doizer" and the yellow lab in the center back in "Moto" his brother. They belong to friends that live near the beach and both were out taking themselves for a walk when we arrived. The four of them had a blast chasing balls down the beach.

It was a beautiful day!! It was definitely worth the drive in the middle of the week. I suppose it helped inspire the recent changes to the blog. Hope you like them.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Hi Sunshine,

You are all lucky that you get to go to the beach. My family is land locked and have never seen the ocean. I think our girls would dig it so much. I grew up in Oregon and took my lab mix Madison to the beach when I could.
Those three dogs that live steps away from your beach have it made! One day we hope to take a road trip with our three girls to the ocean. From Colorado we would probably go to the gulf of Mexico in Texas.
My dream is to one day move all of us to the Caribbean so that we can beach everyday.