When strong steady offshore winds follow an ebbing tide, extremely low tides can result. Toss in the appropriate moon phase and a lot of fresh seabottom gets aired out.
There was very little water in the bayous and creeks between the mainland proper and the island of Cedar Key on this particular day. A very strong, very cold wind had helped to push water from the vast saltmarsh coast of Pure Florida.
I remember an early childhood book about a Chinaman who drank the sea and held it while a kid explored the now exposed sea bottom ... can't remember the title or details, but I remember how envious I was of the kids.
A previously posted picture for the purpose of comparison.
There's that same pretty, crescent shaped oyster bar at extreme low tide. The white pipes on the dock normally carry water up to a clam nursery building so the babies can feed on plankton. I imagine the pumps were not running at this tide.
The vast tide of Pure Florida effluent will ebb for a day or two as I will need to be away from the computer. I hope your weekend is excellent, I should have something to say again on Sunday evening.
In the mean time ...
I will try and stay out of trouble.
I will have my camera with me.