Despite the beautiful sunsets, we continue to be battered by amazing storms.
On Haida Gwaii we experience some of the highest tides on the west coast. Tides are influenced by the phases of the moon. The highest tides occur on the new moon and full moon. The above sunset shots were taken from the sea bottom on the opposing low tides that accompany the extreme highs.
This was the first time in 24 hours that the wind had settled enough to get near the beach on a 24' foot tide. The danger of these high storm driven tides (besides the obvious!) is that they scour the beaches of protective logs that keep shorelines from eroding.
This is the same shoreline as above but before the storm.
This video was shot at high tide after 20 hours of 80 km winds. This beach was scraped clean of logs. Not sure why there is no sound which is unfortunate.