Exploring Eagle Island

Exploring Eagle Island

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Eagle Island is the little island right across from our Alaskan cabin.

You only have a few hours a day when you can walk to it, and that is when the tide is low.

Every summer I never fail to explore the island and be amazed at all the colorful creatures you find.

I hope you enjoy this little adventure as much as I did

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Whenever you find one, you find a ton

One of the main things you find on Eagle Island are thousands of starfish, waiting for the tide to roll back in.

This is a fat, fuzzy starfish. Not sure of its scientific name
This is a fat, fuzzy starfish. Not sure of its scientific name
Some baby starfish
Some baby starfish
Sea anemones and starfish
Sea anemones and starfish
A little trail on the island. Most likely created by the little minks and otters.
A little trail on the island. Most likely created by the little minks and otters.
Deep crevices throughout the island
Wandering through the deep crevices on the island
Sunfish. Similar to a starfish, but as you can see they have a lot more limbs
Sunfish. Similar to a starfish, but as you can see they have a lot more limbs
Lots and lots of clams
Lots and lots of clams
Looking back on our cabin from Eagle Island
Looking back on our cabin from Eagle Island
Love this place
Love this place

Alaska Tides: High vs. Low

Alaska Tides: High vs. Low

If you did not know, Alaska has extreme high and low tides which alternate every 6 hours. I am always amazed at how fast the water moves, you can literally watch the water as it rushes to fill in.

The tides can have as much as a 19 foot difference some times of the year.

When living in Alaska, especially rural Alaska, you learn the live by the tides. Your whole day depends on when the tide is coming in or going out.

I took some images to show the difference of high and low tides. I did not get the tides when they were exactly at the lowest part or highest part. So the tide can be much more severe then shown.

But you will get the general idea.

 

 

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Low Tide: view 1

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High tide: view 1

 

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Low tide: view 2

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High tide: view 2

 

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Low tide: view 3

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High tide: view 3

Thanks for stopping by!