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Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend Winds


(To give you some perspective, this is a picture I posted to Middle Passages two weeks ago, on a mildly windy day in mid October.)

Yesterday on the way to complete some weekend errands, my husband and I took a detour to the water.  It’s sort of a tradition, I guess, when you live by the coast, to do an ocean drive-by when there’s been inclement weather.  So, we buckled ourselves into the car and made the trip across town under the partial sun that had erased most of the remnants of Saturday’s storm. 

It doesn’t matter how many times we’ve seen it.  When we turned the corner over Cunningham Bridge and saw the ocean spewing and sloshing as if deep down, some middle earth agitator had gone mad, we both yelled: “Oh my!” 





Our car made tracks in the sheet of sand glazing the beach parking lot.  Pulling up to the sea wall, we stared as the normally placid waters of Massachusetts bay rose up, heaving and spewing; regurgitating  itself over the exposed granite ledges.  

But, when the white foam of a monster wave crashed over Minot Lighthouse a mile out, we drove back home and got the cameras.


11 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Breath taking! The ocean is a might force. She is our source of life and yet she can beat against the shore and can tear away chunks when she gets angry.

glnroz said...

"oh my",,indeed,,

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Love that shot of the lighthouse. Huge waves fascinate us all. I always find lots of people staring when the ocean is rough--most being smart enough to keep a safe distance! It's such a primal force.

Anne Gallagher said...

Yeah, baby, now that's what I'm talking about! Love that lighthouse! We knew the storm was bad when it crashed over the road and into the yard.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow! What Anne said. That lighthouse shot is money.

Old Kitty said...

That is some storm - but beautiful it its own way! Great pics!!! Take care
x

Catherine A. Winn said...

Gorgeous pictures! I can only imagine the feelings it was churning up in you as you watched. Hope the freak snow storm ends soon with no more addtional damage.

Carol Kilgore said...

Totally know about the trek to see the ocean. Love the lighthouse photo!

Lydia Kang said...

Wow, it must be amazing to be in that lighthouse with that water crashing up so high like that. Thanks for the amazing images!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

That IS cool. I live near water, but its an inlet, not directly on the ocean. I don't think we ever get waves like that!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Great shot!