When I’m exploring the outer shores, it’s all about the tides. What it feels like, what you see, even your safety, are all dependent on the tides. I took this photo on October 18, 2009, a little after high tide. High tide was 9.5′, a pretty high tide. I remember wanting to make sure I didn’t get stuck on the wrong side of this tight corner. Any tide over 10.0′ is really high and any high tide below 6.5′ is a really low high tide. The highest high tides usually occur in late fall or winter; low high tides are most frequent in spring and summer.