Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Extreme Tide Change

This morning when we walked across the sand bar that connects Bar Harbor to Bar Island at low tide, I noticed how much the tides change.  The difference between high tide and low tide average 10ft and sometimes as much as 12ft as you can see in the two pictures.

Look at both of these pictures.  Top is at low tide and bottom is at high tide.

This is the sand bar that gives Bar Harbor it's name.

Low tide.  At low tide many people walk, and drive to Bar Island across the water.

High tide.  Taken in the same spot seven hours later.  Now that's a lot of water!


  1. That is AMAZING! I hope all those cars got out of there safely :-)

  2. Jack,

    Great pictures! I knew about that from our previous visits, but I forgot. Seeing those pictures will hopefully help me to not forget this time.

    You'll definitely want to stay in Maine as long as you can. Maryland is awful this week...

    Aunt Mary

  3. Jack,

    Looks like you are having a great time. One of Paul's favorite store was on the main street called "Cool as a Moose". I think it was the name that intrigued him the most. Love the pictures!