Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Flood Tide

After my hike/walk the other day I walked down to the dock to check on stuff. We were having a flood tide, a very strong flood tide!

 The salt bush were surrounded by water and all the flotsam and jetsam were being pushed onto shore.  The wind was also pushing the water into the back of our little creek.


I was able to get these photos because the temperatures were in the 60sF and I did not have to bundle against the very strong winds or spray of water.  By nightfall temperatures were to drop to freezing and below, though.


Waves were being pushed onto the dock and if this continued for many hours more, we would have a nice icy surface by morning.



The outside corner by the dock ladder became a funnel for all the leaves, grasses and that little yellow plastic floating toy, which can just barely be seen floating on the water between the ladder and the pillar.   Everything was eventually being pushed up and over.  We are lucky this is not ice being pushed against the dock.  That can cause damage if long and strong.


Such tides make you respect nature and her whims, tantrums and angry moments.  I wonder what this will look like by morning.

 

7 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

I'd like to see what it looks like by morning! So many docks up here have to be taken in and out every year because of the ice. People use all kins of techniques to do that, or avoid doing that!

ellen abbott said...

I was on a river trip once and the headwind was so strong we had whitecaps flowing upriver. could not make it past a certain point, the wind was so strong so we camped at that spot for the night. made the rest of the trip an endurance test though because we had to go three days worth in two days.

Granny Annie said...

We too have had a lot of water and most of my friends who are on the edge of the lake had their docks all covered with water and the water was right up to the edges of their home.

Granny Annie said...

We too have had a lot of water and most of my friends who are on the edge of the lake had their docks all covered with water and the water was right up to the edges of their home.

Red said...

Do you sometimes wonder how high the water will get? I hope you remain dry and safe.

messymimi said...

We have high water, too. They've opened the spillway to drain the river.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Glad it didn't all wash away!