Monday, August 24, 2009

Billy-Boy

The sea was rough that day, my friends.

Hurricane Schleckah Bill threatened to come through these parts this past weekend. He never really did materialize, but he did make things festive.

He created havoc with the Atlantic Ocean waves in Rhode Island.

Waves are hard to photograph. They are. But anyone can tell these are bad-ass bad-boys.

The lifeguards at Watch Hill wouldn't let anyone go in the water.
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Bastids.

We were on the beach by 10:30 Saturday morning, and Mother Nature and her boy toy Hurricane Billy-Boy put on a spectacular show.
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There were, as one lifeguard said to us, "ten footahs".

Wading on the shore you could feel the wicked undertow and see the rip tide.
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Thanks for stopping by, Bill. Have fun in Newfoundland!

5 comments:

pocronin said...

Ellie! Bill! WHO was that in the water?!? Here is a clip of one of my favorite crazies...speaking of hurricanes....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydBcGTZzH4

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Nice photos, Ellie. Looks exciting.

I once got stuck in a bar in Ocean City, MD during the start of a hurricane....not the worse place to be stranded...

Beth

XUP said...

Very good photos. The headlines today said Bill was "disappointing" like they wanted the hurricane to kill a few people and wreak some major destruction...sheesh

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Those are beautiful photos, I love those big crashy waves. XUP, I guess one 7 year old victim wasn't enough drama =(

I once got stuck in a ditch during a hurricane in Fort Pierce, FL. Quite possibly the worst place to be stranded.

Jacquie

Captain Dumbass said...

Amazing pictures! We never get waves like that over here. Not that that is a bad thing.