Low lows

If you thought tracking freshwater was tough,

Try tracking salt water tides in southwest Florida.


One the one hand, the variation isn’t all that great, only a few feet.

But it’s inconsistent from day to day.

“High highs” are mixed in with “low lows” and interspersed with “low highs” and “high lows.”

To be honest, I still don’t understand it.

On this particular day in mid May I caught a “low low.”

In my opinion its the best time to be there. The tidal pools are ripe for wading and the flats are smooth for walking.


If I could set my schedule by the tides (isn’t that everyone’s dream), I’d synchronize my beach arrivals with the double lows …

So long as they are at a reasonable hour.

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