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Despite the surging water and lashing waves and all, here is undeniable proof that the tide is falling: Detritus left behind on the steps of the bridges.  I don't usually find trash appealing, but this was a beautiful thing to see.

Despite the surging water and lashing waves and all, here is undeniable proof that the tide is falling: Detritus left behind on the steps of the bridges. I don’t usually find trash appealing, but this was a beautiful thing to see.

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I have the utmost respect for the fact that they were giving it all they had to protect the boat (though then again, why it took them so long to remember the fenders is a mystery.  The high-water siren sounded at 6:00 AM and it's now 9:30.) Instinct clearly has taken over, because two people with a combined weight of perhaps 300 pounds couldn't possibly shift an object weighing at least a ton being pushed by the combined strength of Poseidon and Aeolus. I hope they're okay today.  I hope they didn't get fined, or fired, when the boss checked up on them.

Image Data

Camera // Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS
Date Taken // 11-11-2012 04:21
Dimensions // 550 x 438
Aperture // f/2.8
Focal Length // 5mm
ISO // 100
Shutter Speed // 0.05 seconds
The owner of our favorite cafe didn't even try to keep the water out, though she did take all the boxes of panettone out of the window display and stacked them up on the counter along the wall.  As she told us later, there's no point in putting a barrier across the door -- the water just comes in some other way. In the case of the cafe across the street, jets of water were coming in through fissures in the wall even as he was pumping the water out.  Meanwhile, this lady is here every day, reading. Why let a little water ruin a perfectly fine routine?