National Geographic : 1926 Mar
©Elmendorf from Galloway LOW TIDE "On certain hot, steamy days in early autumn, when no air stirs and the tide has run very low, receding waters leave vast flat banks ofslimy, stinking mud, alive with crawling creatures. . . .You are glad then when your ship has poked her restless nose past these reeking mud flats, tying up amid as strange a fleet as ever the sun shone on" (see text, page 245).