Sunday was an Eerie Day

with all of the storm surge from Hurricane Bill. We had no rain or high winds, but very high tides and high seas.  Everyone on the island was out and about at 1:30 p.m. (high tide) Checking the waves from Gilley Beach, to the Coast Guard Beach, to Marsh Head, to Bunker’s Cove. Most of the fishermen moved their traps to deeper water before the storm hit, but traps an buoys churned around in places no one expected.

There is no way to capture the power of the waves in a photograph. Although I gave it a try. What amazes me in looking at these photos is that the sky is just as wild as the water, but none of us looked up to notice!

The first two photos look toward Marsh head, taken from my Pentax. The next three were taken at high tide and down loaded from my FlipVideo camera.



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We were standing in the woods to get this shot of waves breaking well aboverthe high tide mark.

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6 responses to “Sunday was an Eerie Day

  1. holly

    SO beautiful!
    it’s hard to believe there were no high winds to go with that….
    you’re so lucky to live where you do!


  2. Susan White

    I didn’t notice the sky either until I looked at my pics. I woke up Monday and my first thought was, “Did yesterday really happen?” You’re right…it was just strange!!


  3. fernald244

    Hi Holly,
    We are REALLY lucky to live here. Some day you will have to come up for a visit.

    Susan White took some amazing shots of the surf near her house on Great Cranberry. Until a huge wave came over her and soaked the camera and her scooter. They were a safe distance away, too.
    Susan, did you take any with your Flip?


  4. Hi Barb,
    I found you! Great photos of the storm…thanks for a fun time at the NEH show, I look forward to running into you again!


  5. jen

    Barb, those photos are spectacular! As well as a good case for why i didn’t stay out on the island that saturday night, though being stuck on islesford is a treat!

    Now that i have found your website, i can’t get enough! Beautiful photos, beautiful jewelry!


  6. fernald244

    Hi Jackie. I’m glad we got to see each other in N.E.H. It would be fun to get the PMC people in the area together this winter. Trade some tips, etc.

    Hi Jen,
    Thanks for looking for me. I am way overdue for some new photos. So much for blogging daily. But keep checking. I’ll have something new soon! It will be really pretty in Vermont soon!
    xoxo B


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