A leisurely drive along Rt. 41 provides opportunity to view picturesque ponds, creeks and low lying areas where water ebbs and flows. I’ve always been fascinated with the tide. The coming in and going out of the water is a marvelous mystery. Whether the water is moving slowly or fast paced, each ripple or wave is unique in movement.
To my surprise, I recently learned something new about tides. My new found knowledge came with laughter, of course.
Alan and I have a pocket sized booklet listing times of the changing tides. Morning, afternoon, evening and night time tides are all listed by day and time. Very good information, especially for someone new to the area.
Just when I thought there was no more to learn about tides, Alan decided to share something new.
Passing by one particular body of water that almost touched the pavement of the highway, I said, “Wow, look how high the tide is right now.”
Alan explained, “Oh, that means it’s High, High Tide. Later, there will be Low, Low Tide. You know. HHT and LLT.” He told me this without cracking a smile.
Yes, I believed him and quickly grabbed our little tide chart booklet to see how I could have missed this valuable information. I couldn’t wait to share with family that I had seen the HHT. My excitement over the HHT was uncontrollable. I was giggly and wiggly in my seat. Anxious to get home to contact family and friends to let them know the sight of the HHT is really something to behold.
Alas, my sweet hubby turned to me and said, “Dear, that’s not really a thing. I was kidding.”
Silly me. Yes, I fell for his little prank. I’m a trusting person. 🙂
Have you seen the HHT or the LLT lately? God is orchestrating the movements of the water and His work is magnificent. Pause and enjoy the tides.