This week's Photohunt theme is Monthly. This was very hard for me. The items that came to mind I really did not want to blog about (bills or monthly female cycles). But then I got got an idea.
I have been looking up the monthly tide tables for my area. Once or twice a year there will be a period of what we call minus tides. Minus tides are tides below the mean sea level or extremely low tides. At a minus tide, more of the shore is exposed and it can be a great time for a beach walk and exploring tide pools. Here in the Puget Sound I look for a -2 or even better -3 low tides. I like this site because you can quickly see which days will have minus tides.
Last weekend we had several minus tides days with tides around -2.5. I took full advantage of the wonderful weather and went for a walk at Richmond Beach. I usually go south. There was a sailing regatta and the boats floated on the horizon. It can be slippery walking over eel grass and splashing through the puddles but I love the fresh breeze and sea air.
Fortunately, looking at the monthly tide tables for June and July, there are several more minus tides coming up. I'm hoping the weather will be great again.