"Time and tide wait for no man."
- Geoffrey Chaucer, ca. 1360
And for no Ruddy Turnstone, either, so it must wait for the tide to fall to feed, as this one was doing at Forsythe NWR. I really felt this quote a week ago, when I went paddling in my kayak in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy, and wound up fighting the tide unexpectedly, and for a long time.