Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Low Tide, Lowes Foods Aisle, Jamestown, NC

"Time and tide wait for no man."—Chaucer

I always consult the NOAA tide tables before I set out to forage for food in the local grocery aisles here in the Carolina's. It’s much easier to navigate the aisles at low tide and I’ve also discovered over time that prices are lower every twelve and one-half hours during the two tidal troughs every 25 hours. That’s because the earth rotates on its axis and the moon completes one orbit every 25 hours. So, the times for high and low tides change by fifty minutes every day. That’s why you should keep a NOAA tide table handy in your coupon book at all times!

And the highest and lowest tides occur when the sun and moon are on the same side of the earth during a New Moon or on opposite sides of the earth during a Full Moon. Those periods generally create double coupon savings at low Tide, especially on beer and detergents!

The image above of a low Tide at Lowes Foods was taken close to the beer corral.
There’s a reason they call themselves Lowes.
I think not!

Low Tide, Kiawah Island Beach, SC

No comments:

Post a Comment