Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wild Surf

Yesterday afternoon David, Lachlan, and I went to the beach. Even though I knew our recent unsettled weather (thunderstorms and nearby tornadoes) had probably churned up the ocean, I was still surprised to see such powerful waves and so much white water. Also, the tide was washing high up on the beach, reaching nearly to the dunes. David and Lachlan stayed close to shore, but almost every wave towered above Lachlan. When they broke he ducked under, was lost in the froth and foam, and came barreling up towards me, tossed end over end...only to run back for more. He was so happy...and I was certain he would sleep well last night!

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  1. I watched it on the airport web cam.

  2. Anonymous9:28 AM

    I missed seeing the large waves on the web cam, but your description of the high tide and frothy surf helped me to imagine Lachlan's fun time at the beach.

    NC Mainlander wants to know if some wonderful Scotch Bonnets and other treasures from the sea washed up on storm during this time? I can't help but wonder.

  3. Anonymous9:29 AM

    Oops...meant to write, "washed up on shore"....please excuse the error.

  4. I walked out to the beach yesterday,but didn't see a single shell to pick up. Maybe in a day or two.