falling tide


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falling tide

n.
See ebb.
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San Rafael Creek, up which we had to go to reach the town and turn over our prisoners to the authorities, ran through wide-stretching marshes, and was difficult to navigate on a falling tide, while at low tide it was impossible to navigate at all.
It's good weather and a falling tide. You just start to beat out, the two of you, and all you have to do is miss stays in the same baffling puff and the current will set you nicely aground.'"
They heard a broken grumble like the murmur of a falling tide.
The vessel became trapped during falling tide as it visited rocky islets The Skerries, off Anglesey, at around 1.50pm on Sunday.
Stronger tides help school up good numbers of baitfish, particularly during a high flood and the first few hours of the falling tide. Find clean, moving water and good concentrations of bait and you can anticipate a great day of angling.
"Exactly why whales and dolphins strand is not fully known but factors can include sickness, navigational error, geographical features, a rapidly falling tide, being chased by a predator, or extreme weather.
Many factors could contribute to such whale and dolphin strandings, including sickness, navigational error, geographical features, a rapidly falling tide, being chased by a predator, or extreme weather, the DOC said.
"Attempts to refloat the vessel are currently under way on a falling tide. If this proves unsuccessful, a further attempt will be made at the next high tide," it said.
The falling tide has gone out, but the dips and swells have become more uneven - the same winners keep winning big, while everyone else keeps losing.
Due to the falling tide, the lifeboats were unable to tow the craft off the rocks without causing serious damage.
Brant respond to tide changes and the best hunting at San Quintin is on the falling tide. As the tide recedes, eelgrass is exposed and brant fly in to feed.