Take a look at what low tide exposed on Mukilteo beach

On Sunday, the tide was extra low. I took the chance to go explore Mukilteo Beach with my family.

My mom is in town visiting and she has a sort of extra-sensory perception for cool critters, so I knew we’d have fun. My daughter and husband came with us, but after a few minutes abandoned the slippery rocks for the fun of scrambling around on the driftwood.

That left my mom and I free to explore as slowly as we liked. We spent at least an hour and a half poking around on the beach.

We found crab, sea stars, anemones and so much more. It made me happy to see so many families out on the beach, just exploring and having fun in the warm sun.

One family even had found a few gunnels, a fascinating little fish that look kind of like an eel.

The low tide exposed some sandy sections and eelgrass on the shore that we don’t usually get to see. It was fun to see a glimpse of what’s hiding under the water.

Take a look at some of the critters we saw.

Random tidbit: My great-grandfather, David Kinyon, was the first assistant lighthouse keeper at the Mukilteo Lighthouse. It makes my happy to think that, more than a hundred years later, his granddaughter, great granddaughter and great-great granddaughter are hanging out on the same beach that he called home.

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