We made another trip to Obstruction Pass State Park. We like to go at low tide. Most of you know that the lowness of low tide varies from day-to-day. The fluctuation here between the various low tides is several feet. That variation is about 7 feet. In other words, one low tide can be seven feet higher or lower than another. Obviously, the lower the tide, the more exposed some of the critters are. This time, our visit was arranged around the time schedule for friends we were showing around the island. Here are some photos of some of the things we saw on this trip.
Both the purple and the orange sea stars are “Ochre Stars.” They are both the same species.
This plant somehow finds a place for its roots to hang on.
An Elegant Sea Anemone out of the water. No bones nor rigid structure, so it flops without the support of the water.
In the water, the anemones extend their tentacles.
The beach is covered with a deep layer of colorful pebbles.
Thistle flowers can be found here.
Tide pools are fascinating to check out. The longer you sit and look, the more things you find.