Hood Canal, WA. – It’s late May and we are all restless to be outside exploring. Here at the edge of the sea, the daily tides are ramping up to deliver the best daytime low tides of the year, so time outside is even more compelling. It is a glorious time when the sea rolls back her watery quilt farther than usual for a few hours and allows us to glimpse the world of rich marine life inhabiting the nooks and crannies of the intertidal zone.
This year, we are unable to gather in large groups, so in an effort to find a way to share a beach walk while keeping a safe distance, we met up with two families on a local beach. We had a blast tracking wonder around and under the slippery rocks covering the shore. There were many gasps of surprise and delight at what we found.
How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small. Psalm 104:24-25