Sunday, August 28, 2011

Goodnight Irene!

Horseneck Beach, Westport, MA
Not sure I know anyone who enjoys a hurricane more than a surfer, here in the northeast. 
The obvious answer, waves, big waves! My son still a diehard surfer use to track storms for days, planning surf expeditions. The size of the wave depended on what board one would ride, a strategy well planed, shared with fellow surfers. 
The above photo was captured yesterday around noon. The state beaches were closed and I just had to get a shot. Hubby drove me down a private road to view Mother Nature's, impending wrath. Will, guarded the car from being ticketed, while I walked up and over the dunes to capture the magnificence and magnificent it was.
Not sure which was pounding harder, my heart from the climb or the roaring surf, while catching my first glimpse. The sounds almost deafening, except for an occasional gull scavenging the shoreline.
Not even a slight breeze approaching the dunes, the air heavy, muggy, like rain suspended in midair, a thick fog blanketed the landscape. A definite calm before the storm. 
Not a good hair day, for sure!
I waved to the young man in the above photo as he ran towards the surf, aspiring to ride the perfect wave, thinking of my son all the while.
The day rather ominous awaiting Irene, an un-welcomed guest. Hurricane food purchased, tubs filled with water awaiting the royal flush, flashlights ready for service. No power no water, no shower, no coffee, NO INTERNET! Yikes! 
Just a wait and see approach, fortunate to be just a little inconvenienced in this modern day and age. Let's see if I feel the same way after a few days of roughing it???
"You cause me to weep, you cause me to mourn
You cause me to leave my home
But the very last words I heard her say
Was "Please sing me one more song
"Good Night Irene. I'll see you in my dreams."
~lyrics, Steve Earle~

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Sara said...

Awesome capture, the water looks so rough! Hope you keep safe!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That is a brave young man. He must really love surfing to take such a risk.

I hope you are weathering the aftermath okay! If we don't hear from you I'll assume that your power is out and pray that nothing else is wrong. :/

lisa said...

I DO LOVE this photograph Rosemary. The serenity and tones are wonderful!

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