Low Tide, King Tide

On 12 January at 9.48 am there was a 'king tide'....this is just a higher than average high tide (there are 2 a year, one in winter, typically at night, and one in summer. A fair few people went down to Rosedale Beach to have a look. I took photos to compare with shots I'd taken at an exceptionally low tide three days earlier, on 09 Jan.

Apparently, this tide was one in an 18 year cycle, and bigger then usual; climate specialists say that it resembles what the norm would be in 100 years if climate change isn't reversed. In which case - bye bye South Rosedale beach, and we'll all have to squeeze onto a very narrow strip of sand!

Below: Boatshed Beach 1:10 pm 9 January


Below: Boatshed Beach 9:03 am 12 January

Below: Boatshed Beach 2:16 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:17 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:18 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:19 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:20 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:20 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:20 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:21 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:22 pm 9 January

Below: Rocks area at southern end of Boatshed 2:22 pm 9 January

Below: Looking towards Boatshed Beach, 9:37 am 12 January. Many people were hoping that the tide would be high enough to break through to the lagoon and Saltwater Creek, but sadly this was as far as it got.

Below: Boatshed Beach 9:40 am 12 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 2:45pm, 9 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 2:45pm, 9 January, looking south

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 2:45pm, 9 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 2:46pm, 9 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 2:47 pm, 9 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 2:48pm, 9 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 2:48pm, 9 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 8:51 am , 12 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 8:57 am, 12 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 8:58 am , 12 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 8:58 am , 12 January

Below: Northern end of Boatshed Beach, 8:59 am , 12 January

Below: South Rosedale, 7:25 am 07 January - rocks exposed

Below: South Rosedale 9:20 am 12 January

Below: South Rosedale 8:03 am 4 January

Below: South Rosedale 8:14 pm 06 January

Below: South Rosedale 9:11 am 12 January

Below: South Rosedale 9:17 am 12 January

Below: South Rosedale 9:18 am 12 January

Below: South Rosedale, 9:18 am 12 January


Below: South Rosedale , 9:21 am 12 January

Below: Middle Rosedale - looking south, 9:40am 12 January

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