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At the peak

Bald eagle at sunset

Bald eagle at sunset

Photography involves searching for patterns, lighting, and things at their peak. Tonight’s Boxing Day outing involved a convergence of just past peak high tide, peak and just past sunset, and just past the Solstice. Slow travel involves slowing down to look for patterns, listen for sounds that tell an acoustic story, and then taking time to connect the dots. This slow travel adventure took stock of the many eagles in flight at sunset, the river bathing that Greater Black-backed gulls engage in, and recognized the acoustic stretching and release of ice on the surface of water that no longer has tide waters to support it causing the panes of ice to “tinkle” and cling to emergent shoreline vegetation.

Greater black-backed gulls bathing

Greater black-backed gulls bathing

Collapsing ice panes as tide recedes

Collapsing ice panes as tide recedes