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Last weekend, by some magical alignment of the universe, there was a extreme negative low tide, during the daytime, on a weekend, a weekend that we didn’t already have commitments, and I received the notification in time and I got my family ready to go and we made it! (See? I told you it was magic!)

There’s nothing like walking across the ocean floor on a beautiful, sunny afternoon, without scuba gear. Everywhere you look, the treasure of the ocean – miles of green kelp and sea grass, colorful multitudes of anemones and starfish, muscles holding tight to every solid surface – were alive, within reach and beautifully displayed.

Nature is my favorite kind of magic.