Friday, July 22, 2011

Sinking into the estuary sand

Every once in a while, when walking in estuary sand you will sink in to above your ankles. It feels like quick sand, except you then hit a firm bottom and stop sinking. The estuary sand is very heavy because it is soaked with water and has a little sediment mixed with the sand, unlike beach sand. It takes effort to lift your foot out. Yet, only a step away the sand can be firm and support a person walking easily.

My wife took this photo about two weeks ago on our last stay in Tamarindo. Photos like this motivate me to spend more time walking along the beach and less time at the dinner table, as I might not sink as much into the sand if I did so.

Several days ago one of my favorite readers, Kate of Visual St. Paul daily photo blog, left a comment that she would like to be walking across the sand that I showed. I don't know if the photo of my right foot today will change her mind or confirm her interest in walking along estuary sand.

This week we are showing photos of the festive pedestrian street Las Ramblas of Barcelona on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

After watching The Hound of the Baskervilles and getting lost on the moors of Dartmoor, I find this image a little fear-inspiring.

Kate said...

Unlike brattcat, I would fearlessly try to trek along the estuary because I know that you would be there to rescue me! My hero!! PS. Thanks for the shout-out!

Leif Hagen said...

A handsome portrait of you our CDP blogger buddy from Costa Rica!
Happy weekend

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

and this section is under water twice a day when the ocean come pouring over it at high tide.

Sharon said...

It must feel a bit scary when you walk into one of these sinking spots.

Jarart said...

I get a sinking feeling when I look at this one!
Once, when I was much younger and still living in Illinois, I got into quicksand while on a hike in the country. Not a fun feeling and one that I will never forget. It was lucky that there was a low tree limb to grab on to and pull myself out.

glenda said...

I believe I would panic if I felt my legs sinking down into the sand. It would be kinda cool though.

Jack said...

I'll be there right after you . . .

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