It was surprisingly difficult to exercise the patience required to wait for the tide to go out completely. And so basically no one did. We all lined up on the beach and as the tide drifted slowly away from shore, we would all inch forward. But of course the tide doesn’t go out linearly, and so quite often a wave would come back, soak the causeway, and dampen everyone’s footwear/ankles/pant legs causing much ruckus. My traveling companion did not find this as amusing as I did.