Hike #13: Tidepooling & A Seattle Sunset

Hike #13: Tidepooling at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park
March 21, 2015
Mileage: 1-2 roundtrip
Participants: Clare, Julia, Eric

I’d been waiting for a low tide during a weekend day for a few months. On Saturday the sun broke through long enough for an excursion to Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle, and we spent a little time exploring this wonderful beach again.

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Shaggy mouse nudibranch.

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Anemone.

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Sand dollars.

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February2015-241Many, many sand dollars.

I love tidepooling because it is an exercise in looking closely and noticing the small things. And it’s great in a group, because we all notice different things, and it’s always amazing to see what everyone finds. This tidepooling trip also crosses off one of my goals on my 101 in 1001 list, so that’s exciting!

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Purple encrusting sponge.

On Sunday evening I returned a library book and then took a last minute turn to go to Carkeek Park for a solo sunset viewing. It was incredibly beautiful and peaceful.

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Seattle really knows how to do a sunset.

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