We joined some friends this afternoon to make a trek up to Carkeek Park so that we could explore the beach at low tide. It was very low over the weekend, as well, but we weren't able to get out to the beach to chat with the naturalists. If you're in the Seattle area a good chart for the tides is HERE and a schedule of when the naturalists will be at the beaches this summer HERE.
This is the bridge to the beach. It goes over the railroad tracks and the first few times I walked on it I was TERRIFIED!
Unfortunately Carkeek's beach didn't turn up nearly the same amount of exciting sea creatures as the Lincoln Park beach did last summer when I took the girls, but it was still very fun. It was nice that we went with friends, as well, because the beach tends to scare Iris a bit. Having a friend there helped her feel much more confident.
Eloise and her friend traipsed around stomping in tide pools and squishing their fingers in the sand. Everything is such a sensory experience for kids that age!
Um, hello. Isn't she just the sweetest thing ever?