Remember back in January I wrote about the King Tide and participated in the King Tide Photo initiative? http://wp.me/p1d1cX-fE
There is another one coming soon on December 15th early in the am. Not sure if I will be at my beach at the exact moment but will be sure to go soon there after to get some photos. What prompted me to research this was on my beach adventure today I discovered that the tide in the last couple of days was extremely high. I had to check if it was a king tide and found it is just a precursor.
This tide with a storm behind it got way up into things. It rearranged all the drift wood and created new log jams in the downed popular trees. Before you could walk through them where someone had cut them out. Now the area between the two trunks is packed to the max with driftwood and debris. Also on the south side it is all piled up too. Next down at what we call “High Tide Fort” which is a big snag hanging out on the beach it also had acquired a bigger pile of driftwood. Down from there the overhanging blackberry bushes had been scoured out from underneath to the point the roots had been scraped from the action. Lastly, the bluff slide looks like it has had some more movement.
Check out the pictures below. This is a good comparison for the Real King Tide to come.