Late Afternoon on the Flood Tide. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

November 11, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Time and tide, set and drift 

No. 3 Can on the Flood

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No. 3 Can on the Flood 20221105 850_5295No. 3 Can on the FloodThe number 3 can on the flood tide in the Port of Galilee. The current from the incoming tide is hauling the buoy down slightly while showing the current in its wake.

On the shore, we know when the tide changes. We know how fast the tidal current runs. We learn to read the water because it is a part of our lives.

This is the No. 3 Can in the Port of Galilee. The scum line shows that it is normal for it to haul down a bit on the flood tide. The current trail informs us on how hard the current runs.

This is where navigation buoys tell us far more than where the channel is or what the traffic pattern is. They also give us a visualization of set and drift and how we steer the course on the vessel.


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