Monday, August 24, 2009

Hurricane Bill

So hurricane Bill was pretty much a bust. There was some damage, but luckily not nearly as much as was feared; Bill kind of stayed offshore for the most part and so we got a ton of rain yesterday and a lot of high wind for a few hours. As I am one of those folks who pays attention to weather warnings, I didn't venture anywhere near the coast line until this morning. The Wookie and I went to Lawrencetown beach to check out the waves, though I prefer beachcombing. The tide was coming in again and the waves pretty spectacular still, so we didn't get too close to anything.

If you look carefully you can see the birds (sand pipers of some sort) at the edge of the water. Lawrencetown beach is usually quite sandy but the wave action threw a lot of stones up on the beach or dragged them from higher up.

There was also a lot of fog. This is one of the most popular beaches in the area, but the water is always cold. It is one of the more popular destinations for surfers on the East Coast as well. The wookie and I were in summer attire and should have had long pants on:

We continued in the car along the Eastern Shore to Lower East Chezzetcook or some such named area (I can't keep 'em straight) and discovered a few surfers in the waves:

There were a few mishaps at Peggy's cove yesterday. There are always people who under estimate the power of Mother Nature and over estimate their ability to deal with it and so get pulled into the water, usually by what they call a "rogue" wave, one that snuck up on them. At the beaches, several people over the years have been pulled out by strong undertows when they were swimming. Some folks don't make it. Luckily, no fatalities from Bill, at least in Canadian waters. Sadly, some people in Acadia Park in Maine weren't so lucky.

The power of Mother Nature is incredible and deadly.



Sarah Moulton said...

I told my hubby Bill this Hurricane was just like him, short and full of wind.

Went on vacation and came back to find you GONE! No one could answer nmy questions so I walked over to the Pink palace today and asked there. A smart and funny cookie like you will get snapped up ASAP if not already (just found this blog so haven't had a chance to read much)

Heep biking and hope to meet up with you soon.

Diane J Standiford said...

Those pics are so beautiful and inviting, YET, agreed, can be so deadly. Mother Nature has her PMS moments too.

Shauna said...

Thanks for looking for me....I'll undoubtedly see you on the trail one of these days.

I like that...PMS moments. We have another possible hurricane this weekend too, named Danny. Hmmm....Bill and may not be PMS but simple man troubles.