When we hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and want to go out to the outer beach across the boardwalk on the salt marsh, we always look at the tide charts to make sure it is not near high tide. We got stuck last year in February and ended up wading in, rolling up our jeans and holding our shoes. Thank goodness it was a warm day but the water was still pretty cold.
This past summer they have marked where they think the tides will be in the future, as they seem to be getting higher each year.
The first photograph shows the trail looking out to Cape Cod Bay with the beach in the distance. The second photograph shows looking back to the trail from where the high tide comes in now. The years they have marked ar 2025, 2050, 2063 and 2075.
It’s amazing how high the tides might rise with the warming climate.