The tides of Paje are very interesting. The tide goes up twice a day, once in the morning (about 6:00am) and once in the evening (about 6:00pm). However the tide is going later and later. As you go on, the high tide in the afternoon goes into the night and the high tide in the morning goes into midday. When the tide is at the lowest tide, there are just a few minor tide pools scattered around. You can see the waves break in the distance, maybe 1/2 a mile away. It was dried all the way up to those waves in the distance. You could see these ridges all over that the waves made. There are also fascinatings creatures living in the tide pools such as crabs, muscles, and much more.

Then of course there was high tide. You can still see the waves breaking in the distance but there was water in the middle and the same thing was happening right at shore. They might have been 3/4 (or maybe smaller) the size of the waves in Fuengirola (read Kieran’s post: The Waves!)!

The moon controls how the waves move because the moon has gravity and it pushes the waves around. Alex found a website that told me when it would be high tide, what the phase of the moon was, and a couple more things. I prefer low tide a teensy weensy bit more because you can find sponges, crabs, coral bits, and much more.

When high tide is coming in, it comes in fast. It probably comes in 1 foot every 10 seconds the ridges start having streams and little drops turn into mini waterfalls. I could imagine getting stuck out there! We even watched it come in while eating lunch!

Below: low tide

 

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Below: high tide

Below: Tide for Paje

Below: shells that we collected