Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The landscape

This scene is beside Hudson Bay. With a 14-foot tidal change, the landscape changes dramatically throughout the day. That browny-black  area is the dried seaweed pushed up by the tide. Streams come into the Bay from the tundra and low tidal areas form numerous wet areas like the foreground.

Walking along the Bay can be almost impossible in areas. You can sink up to 18 inches or more in muck. By the time you get your boot out (hopefully still on your foot) you have an extra 5 pounds of mud on each foot, black oozing mud which reeks of anaerobic sulfur.

I prefer the higher ground.

photo by Linda
Walking back at the end of the day. 
The tide is out and this stretch is easy compared to most. 
My husband in the lead, my footprints will be next.

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