Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Northwest Wind Blows

These photos were taken today on the northside of the Cape. Things are still looking rather brown and dull on the nearby marsh and except for the pine trees that dot the road up through the sand dunes to the beach, there is very little green vegetation.


The wind is out of the northwest and as you can see the surf is up on Sandy Neck Beach.





I caught a glimpse of a group of divers making their way to the beach, carrying wetsuits, masks, air tanks. Not for me, I thought. Too COLD! Even in the middle of the summer, the water temperature at Sandy Neck only gets up to 50-60 degrees.

10 comments:

  1. I miss the beach. When I lived on the Oregon coast... long ago and far away... the beach was a place to do some serious thinking while drinking in the wildness or the serenity of the Pacific, depending on the weather and the season. Your great photos fired off some rarely used synapses, Alison. Thank you!

    I think I need a road trip. ;-)

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  2. You have a nice blue sky going on there!! Beautiful ocean too!

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  3. If you had not told us that it was cold, it would look like a summer day. The sky is so blue. Great photos.

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  4. It looks warm to me! I immediately thought I could smell the ocean - beautiful!

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  5. There's something very melancholy about gray vegetation on a marsh, at least to me. I grew up near the Neponset River, and somehow it always seemed dreary when the riverside bushes and whatnot were grayish, even if the sun was shining brightly.

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  6. Beautiful pictures!!

    One of these days, I'm coming to see for myself.

    Have a great weekend!!

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  7. Nice, but yeah, WAY too cold... :-)

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  8. That looks very beautiful. We live pretty close to the beach here in Geaorgia and we Love every minute of it. The reason that the guys were running code was because they were traing for today, St. Patricks Day. Savannah has the 2nd biggest S.P.D Celebration in the U.S. and our Mobile Field Force Units (or riot squad) was preparing.

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  9. You are truely blessed! Thank you for sharing!
    -Dispastcher

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