All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This was West Beach Resort at high tide the afternoon we arrived on Orcas Island, Washington. I was very surprised the next morning to see the beach at low tide! (see next photo)
Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun on th...
This was West Beach Resort at high tide the afternoon we arrived on Orcas Island, Washington. I was very surprised the next morning to see the beach at low tide! (see next photo)
Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun on the water in the Earth's oceans. A bulge of water is pulled around the Earth 2 - 4 times a day, depending on the location.

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