The moon heads over the horizon, towing the tide behind it. The water flattens as the sun rises. The light shifts. Birds head out to position themselves for the low tide feeding frenzy.
We have visited this scene before. The last time we were about 12 minutes into the tape. This film starts at 28 minutes in. Then it goes to 38 minutes and finally 45. The odd part is that the moon appears to rise back up as we go from the second to the third clip.
The phenomenon cost me twenty minutes this morning as I had to double check everything to be sure it wasn’t a technical problem. It isn’t. The moon bounces. Go figure. And when you get it please let me know.
This will be the last post generated by this tape. Armed with new filters and some ideas about manual adjustment I am anxious to head back to the beach and do it again. You can guess where that will lead.
Please join me for two very chilly minutes along the California coast. The sun rising behind us will not warm the air for hours but the idea of a new year just over the horizon warms my heart. Thanks for watching.