Ebb and flow

What does "Ebb and flow" mean?

Today it means: Falling and rising tides.

Ebb means falling tide or going out and flow is a rising tide or coming in. Tides are influenced by the pull on the seas by the sun and the moon and change throughout the lunar month.

The ebb and flow also refers to the way life changes as time goes by or the comings and goings that happen in life.

See also: Neap tide  and: Spring tide 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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