So, a few days ago, I took a stroll on the beach around 6:50pm when we had a negative tide of about a 1.5 feet.
The moon had just rose and there was a WIDE expanse of beach.
The lower than usual tide let me get a perspective of the Treadwell Pump House I don’t see often.
The negative tide unveiled weathered stumps mostly under water, along with what I think was a broken crab pot.
There were so many tiny stumps of what must have been poles and posts at one time. Now, usually submerged, they looked like small fairy castles.
I’ve lived in Douglas, Alaska for about 18 years, so I may have wandered the beach at negative tides before. But this set of mussel covered pipes isn’t something I recall seeing before.
I’m really enjoying getting out onto the beach more. The changing tides help make it a more varied landscape than I expected. Plus it is great to have the beach when so many other trails in the area are still so snow covered.