Late Afternoon on the Flood Tide. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl
Time and tide, set and drift
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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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