No, I am not referring to myself. Maybe a total bore but not a tidal one. Except for one of those days of the month? My astrological sign is Cancer and is somehow tied in with the moon, but no, this time I really saw a tidal bore. This is what happens when an incoming tide fights with an outgoing river and the tide wins. I think probably the December high tide is a bit more than normal judging by the waves on the ocean and the lack of appreciable beach near high tide today.
So here I am waiting for lunch at Kalaloch Lodge which has a lovely view of the outlet of the Kalaloch river watching a few logs drift lazily toward the ocean when I noticed that a large raft of logs was heading upstream like a herd of surfers riding a wave.
There is something about the view of 20 or 30 logs gleefully racing upstream that spoke of awesome power to me. Nature never ceases to surprise and delight me.
I looked up the phenomenon of tidal bores on the internet and learned that they are relatively uncommon and are studied by scientists as a model for the behavior of tsunamis. All the roads around here have signs pointing out the way to flee if a tsunami should hit. I could do without this little blessing from nature.
So here is my first ever tidal bore as seen in pictures.
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