i said "wow. extra high tide. let's go to the marsh!" the only question was should we go in our jammies. we got properly dressed. so we went and noted the water level higher than we had ever seen.
i should explain that the arcata marsh, a wonderful civic amenity, is on the northern edge of humboldt bay and has lovely walking trails on the levees seperating the bay from the sewage treatment ponds. really, it is a beautiful place. award winning.
one last picture as we were leaving. we did get out of the car and walk around a bit but it was raining so we didn't linger. this was at 8:30 am.
the floating dock was down about four feet from its level this morning. this was taken at about 3:30 pm. note the white part of the post with the sign. completely covered in the high tide picture. the vast tidal flat doesn't show the full range of the water level. there is a nine foot tidal difference.