Thursday, December 11, 2008

Waiting For No Man

Yeah, Thursday through Sunday (11 Dec through to 15 Dec) see major tides this week. Tonight, Thursday, is a zero tide, with a high tide of 3.2 metres, the next two days see tides of -0.2m to 3.2m and Sunday runs 0.0 to 3.1 metres. In Imperial, that means tidal cycles of 10.5 to 11.2 feet. Or, in practical terms, when we walked the dogs tonight, it was a long way to the water.... Under Tillicum Bridge at 18:59 the current was maxing out at 11.8 knots and tomorrow (Friday) it maxes out at 12.4 knots (14.2 mph/22.9 kph). Hee--wack! Far freakin' out! (to quote Zonker Harris).


  1. Proxigean Tides!

    Tomorrow's the big day!

    We're planning a Sunday paddle that will go through low water time. If there's any water in the bay at all, that is! :D

    Our paddling plans include a stop for beachcombing at Ruffle Bar, where there was a casino for years. All kinds of neat stuff to be found at low tide - antique bottles, pottery, clay pipes. Should be fun.

  2. You're right, that does sound like fun. I have a real delight in collecting things like that, so it's probably a good thing I'm not there!