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First an interest in barometers, and now another sign of encroaching middle age: idly musing about tide tables.

It's technically Monday now, so this sea-report is late.

It's end of term, so work is all there is in the world -- except that the sun has come out and one has a duty, you know. Here are some pictures of what that looks like along the water in James Bay, on an ostensible errand for groceries.

It was a dry day, the tide fairly well out. I only had one dodgy moment on the path, where I backtracked from a convergence of mud, narrow path, and rounded rock, all creating a natural tendency to the fatal pratfall, and ended up picking my way between the stones below instead. This was perfectly fine; the way was only partially submerged.



This is what I saw from the path above. I thought it was probably an accident of flotsam, but it seemed so deliberate that I wanted a better look.



Here it is a bit closer to:



There were screws driven into the bottom log all the way along. I think it must be a relic of the way log booms are put together, for all it looks like an art installation called "The Loom of the Sea", or string art writ large.



Here is the narrow declivity through which I clambered (it felt much more impressive at the time than it looks here):



A bit of view, before I went up the stairs to the real world again:





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Date: 2017-04-03 05:19 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: River looking out of the frame, half turned away. (DW: River)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
I used to go down there a lot when I lived in James Bay, it's definitely a bit of a scramble! It's a really good place to see glacial scouring though, if you're into geology.

I wonder what that net thing is. Someone should take it apart before it snares birds.

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Date: 2017-04-03 11:30 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: Boromir with a blue filter. (LotR: Boromir Blue)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
I may not be using the right term. It's when the glacier goes over and drags little rocks along the bedrock and makes groves. You can see it on the corner near the Spanish Civil War Memorial too, there's that bit of exposed bedrock there.

I just use this site for tides when I don't have a tidebook to hand: http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/6488.html (you'll have to change it to Vic).

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Date: 2017-04-04 10:02 am (UTC)
watervole: (Default)
From: [personal profile] watervole
It's beautiful, but instantly led me to think of the death toll caused by abandoned nets both on land and in the water.

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Date: 2017-04-04 02:34 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: Cap pulling Iron Man to his feet. Text: "Help you stand." (Marvel: Help You Stand)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
That fine plastic netting especially. I always try to pick it up out of the tideline, often it already has a duck or a gull in it.

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Date: 2017-04-04 01:38 am (UTC)
sovay: (Otachi: Pacific Rim)
From: [personal profile] sovay
I think it must be a relic of the way log booms are put together, for all it looks like an art installation called "The Loom of the Sea", or string art writ large.

For an accidental installation, it's impressive.

Thank you for the sea-report; it's a beautiful one.

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