Sunday, March 20, 2011

How's the weather out there?

Did you enjoy the big moon lastnight? Do you think it has affected the tides or the weather? Saturday night's moon was the super "perigee moon" and the biggest in almost 20 years. 
My hubby wasn't feeling too up to snuff, poor guy but for me, he ventured out to the Skaters Cabin area and snapped photo's of the moon with me.  This is his photo. None of my photo's turned out - Learning a new camera and not too skilled with it yet!

We were hoping the moon shine would illuminate the mountains and glacier enough to get a really cool night pic and I should have read the camera's manual - I might have been prepared enough to get that type of picture. It really was beautiful (though cold)

"Tides are created because the Earth and the moon are attracted to each other, just like magnets are attracted to each other. The moon tries to pull at anything on the Earth to bring it closer. But, the Earth is able to hold onto everything except the water. Since the water is always moving, the Earth cannot hold onto it, and the moon is able to pull at it. Each day, there are two high tides and two low tides. The ocean is constantly moving from high tide to low tide, and then back to high tide. There is about 12 hours and 25 minutes between the two high tides."

More pics of the weekend....

The sea churned even more after this photo was taken.

Below, a photo of a Church amongst the trees, sitting on a cliff above the sea (previous photo) It's called the Shrine of St Therese and there are cabins along the shore - the Shrine offers a place of refuge and retreat.  It's used a lot and is a tourist attraction because not only is the Church really cool architecture, the view from the cliff is incredible because of the constant action from the sea life below.  Whales, sea lions, seals, eagles, ravens, songbirds, oystercatchers, and critters on the rocks, like marmots. Doesn't cost anything to hang around there. It's pretty much a wild area - the forest and beach offer long walks or hikes. It's usually windy there though. 
Honestly, it doesn't matter if you are religious or an athiest - it's a beautiful place to visit and even stay for as little as 40 dollars a night if you're interested or needing a beautiful retreat/reflection place - that's not to say you can't laugh and have a great time there, but rocking-drinking parties? nope.

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