Friday, June 21, 2013

Spring Tide, Super Moon and Tonic for My Soul

If the sky were completely cloudy and I had lost track of what day it was, I'd still know that either a new or full moon was about to happen.

Why?  The Spring Tide.  This is the name for the tide that occurs at the time of the full and new moon and is 20% higher than normal.  When researching a link for Spring Tide, I learned something new.  Because we are having a super moon this weekend, and today is the Summer Solstice, the tide is called Perigean Spring Tide.

 A sure sign of the Spring Tide where I live is water in this small inlet.  Normally the incoming tide never makes it into this area. 
I'm sure the Sable Palms don't appreciate the intrusion of salt water.

Last evening, we walked the dogs here, one of my favorite places in our neighborhood, the 17th hole of our golf course.

If I had my way, I'd pitch a tent right here and call it home. Walking the 17th is always tonic for my soul.
Have a happy and safe summer! Look up at night this weekend and catch the moon :)