Saturday, November 7, 2009
High tide and Big Surf
Photo showing flooding at the mouth of Widow White Creek and Mad River.
Trinidad Head in the background.
I drove down to the Ocean to check on the Burrowing owl (see last post) yesterday and was amazed to see the highest tide that I have personally seen since moving to the area.
The waves were washing up against the sandy shores on the north side of the Mad river causing major erosion and flooding the driftwood area where the Burrowing had been a couple of days earlier.
Mad river beach on the south of the mouth was completely inundated and large driftwood debris and foam were being tossed around by the heavy surf.
Expect even higher tide this afternoon.
It will be interesting to see the changes and objects that will be washed ashore after the high tides recede.
I will be pleasantly surprised if the Burrowing remains in the area.