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7 Souvenirs of August

EarthCache

Tidal EarthCache

A cache by TAT
Hidden : 2/2/2003
In Maine, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

WARNING: SWIMMING AND WADING NEAR THIS CACHE IS NOT ADVISABLE DUE TO STRONG CURRENTS.

 

Everyone knows what low tide and high are, but you may not be familiar with spring tide and neap tide. The moon causes tides by pulling on the ocean’s water. The sun also pulls on the water, but with about half as much force. During the full moon and new moon, the sun and moon work together to pull the water up at high tide, causing higher high tide and lower low tide. This effect is called a spring tide. During the first and last quarter moons, the sun and moon do not pull together and the high tides are a little lower and the low tides a litter higher. This is called a neap tide.

Most people walk along the beach while on vacation and don’t get a chance to see the effect of neap and spring tides. To claim this cache, start from the posted coordinates and get as close to the final location waypoint as you can without getting the top of your feet wet. The cache waypoint was determined at the low spring tide. Check back often to see how the tide changes throughout the year!

To get credit for this cache:
1. Go as close as you can to the final waypoint without getting your feet wet.
2. Post the waypoint for your location, time, date and distance to the cache when you log the find.
3. Post a picture, looking toward the cache, if you want to.
4. You must also mention if your visit was closer to the neap tide or spring tide.

If you do not want to post a picture, you may email a description of a “natural range” at that point to me. Do not post the range in the log, not even encrypted. A natural range is two objects that appear directly in line with the point you are standing at. An example might be a flag pole and the north corner of a building

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Last Updated: on 8/25/2014 5:41:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:41 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum