Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Low tide

A few more photos from low tide, these ones from this evening.

Actually, this first one is from around 1:30 pm, around high tide, for contrast:

Now low tide, or around an hour before it became it's lowest:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Supermoon tidal ice

The tides were super low this evening, I guess because of the supermoon last night.

I'm standing in soft frozen salt-water slush on the beach to take this one.  These ice chunks are around twice as tall as I am:

Looking back at the RCMP station from the beach:

Below is the floor of the bay, usually water-covered.  I walked around halfway across it in my rubber boots, and could have gone further, except I hadn't checked the tide schedule so I wasn't sure if the tide was about to turn and leave me stranded, so I headed back.  My camera (just my cellphone) was pooping out too, I could have gotten some other great photos out here but technology was just not cooperating.

The photo below is from Sept. 20, but I thought I would post it here, it fits with the tidal ice theme:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mid-September in Grise Fiord

Sure was snowy when I arrived today in Grise Fiord.  Here are the mountains as we are about to turn onto final approach for landing (this is taken out the right side window, so yes, we are flying directly towards them):

The pond behind the health centre.  It has a thin layer of ice on it.

Sunset, looking towards the fiord.  Mini-icebergs in the foreground, stuck at low tide.

I was out during the golden hour, it made this ice on the beach glow:

Summer is over for me, but it's nice to be back.