Storms are one of my favourite things in the world. I love being just hidden in safety from pouring rain and wind. I’ve been meaning to do some night rockhounding and these days that’s when the tide is lowest.
I left at 9:30 PM last night, over 4 hours into darkness in BC already, and hit an empty, cold, windy beach about 20 minutes away.
I didn’t get any pictures at the time. I was entirely focused on seeing if night rockhounding could work instead of playing with a camera. It was so cold!
I wondered if my lantern and cell phone light looked like a ghost on the beach to any of the nearby homes.
The main problem with night rockhounding is limited view range. With strong enough light, you can still see the rocks under you well enough, but you miss the ones you’d catch in your peripheral vision in daylight.
Still, I managed to get a few keepers. I went back in the morning and got a bit more. A successful rockhounding weekend and I plan to do more nighttime trips if tides demand.