This is the tide eagerly coming to us in Great Cove on New Year’s Day, 2019. Our two daily high tides in January range from almost 9 to above 12 feet. (Imagine an 8-foot stick arising vertically at our low tide sea edge; at high tide, its top would be almost 1 foot to more than 3 feet under water.)


If we had stayed on the spot from which this image was taken, we would have been under water at high tide. With such relatively large ocean bulges here, we usually can see the tide’s small waves chasing each other to the shore. (Brooklin, Maine)