In the first part of this podcast, Erik talks to the founder of the Tacoma Run Club and Christopher with Second Cycle about Destiny Dozen. They also play a best of with Luan Roberts, where she shares her knowledge and love of tide pooling. She has been exploring the PNW for the last 7 years and hopes she can inspire others to get out and tide pool too! You can find her on Instagram: @luanimal and her website: https://www.naturelookings.com/
00:54 – Justin talks about new content, what this unique episode brings, and the supermassive low tide at a negative three. He talks about what you can find with low tide, Erik talks to Derek, the founder of the Tacoma Run Club, and shares his appreciation of the club. Derek talks about choking out a dog, what the goal of the race is, and Christopher talks about the history behind Destiny Dozen.
18:21 – Christopher talks about their Build A Bike program, the community service Secondcycle offers for the youth, and Justin drops into the best of episode. Luan introduces herself, and Justin gives props to the Union Club for GCP’s ability to record in person. They talk about their last recording at the Union Club, Luan explains her love of sea slugs, and how she gets her great shots of them.
33:28 - Luan talks about the specialness of the Tacoma Marina, the different types of sea slugs there, and shares when the best time to go see them is. Justin talks about the movie My Octopus Teacher, Luan talks about the places she was surprised to see the sea slugs, the stationary creatures at the places she visits, and the terrible things sea slugs can do to each other.
43:22 - Luan talks about what got her interested in marine life when she moved to Seattle, her first discovery of the tide pool, and things that have helped her foster her hobby. She talks about how she has made connections in the community, the actual size of the creatures, and the types of defense measures the nudibranchs have. She talks about the marine-themed tattoo she is getting, Justin asks a Coaster Question, and shares how Coaster Questions got started.Support The Grit City Podcast
- Tacoma Runners | Facebook — The Tacoma Runners share a common interest in running and Tacoma. Conversations at: https://www.face
- Tacoma Run Club | Facebook
- Destiny Dozen | secondcycle — This is a fundraiser for Second Cycle. A tour of 13 of Tacoma's steepest hills. The course is roughly 40 miles long with over 3000 ft of climbing.
- Community Bike Shop | Second Cycle | Tacoma
- The Grit City Podcast: Exploring the Puget Sound Marine Life with Luan Roberts