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Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Beaches Best Kept Secret

One of the best known features of Los Angeles is the beach.

But one of the best kept secrets of our beaches are the tidepools.

I found this great on-line tide chart.

Here's a few photos from some of the local tide pools, taken in January 2007, almost two years ago. We are very blessed to live in a city with the ocean at our doorstep - that we can enjoy year round.

If you really want to enjoy tide pools, you'll want to go not only at low tide, but the lowest of the low tides. In the next couple of months (Jan & Feb 2009), I'd recommend:

Saturday January 10th (low tide at 3:09pm)
Sunday January 11th (low tide at 3:05pm)
Saturday February 7 (low tide at 2:11pm)
Sunday February 8 (low tide at 2:49pm)

Remember the saying "take only memories, leave on footprints?" With tide pools, in many cases you don't even want to leave even footprints. Better would be to "take only pictures, and be extra careful where you step." And, please please don't take any "souvenirs."

"Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea - the LORD on high is mighty." Psalm 93:4


Anonymous said...

cWhile these tidepools are surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, they show that what the Creator gave us is far more valuable and special. One of my favorite childhood memories, clambering over and around the tidepools, amazed with everything I saw. Gene

Tiffani said...

Oooh! We love tidepools!