I thought that I would share some stormy seas photos that I took from the jetty at Fort Macon State Park, NC. I’ve been neglecting my website lately. So sorry. The photos shown here are a bit different from the ones that I shared on Facebook. Same subjects – different photos of them.
Last Friday, the wind was howling. It looked nice outside but it was very cold and windy. Mr. B and I drove to Fort Macon – with a few stops along the way for other photo ops. My main objective was to get to the jetty to take photos of the raging sea when the sun was going down.
We pulled into the parking lot and I started putting warm clothes on. I sure wasn’t a fashion statement that day. Come to think of it, I am never a fashion statement – but this day was really bad. I had a flannel shirt, a red fleece jacket, a purple neck warmer, a green hat and on top of that hat, a multicolored hat in spring colors. Have to keep my bald head warm. *grin* I then pulled on an aqua pair of fingerless gloves. Lucky for me, there was not anyone around to see me. 🙂 Mr. B is unable to walk in the sand so he drove me to the entrance to the jetty and he waited in the car for me. Lucky for me, he doesn’t mind doing that. He brings magazines along and is happy to wait while I take photos. What a guy!!
The sea was majestic with waves crashing over the rocks, creating a LOT of sea foam. You can’t tell on this photo but the sea foam was blowing through the air like bubbles blown by children.
The wind also caused some very neat patterns in the sand. My camera and tripod needed a good cleaning when I got home from both blowing sand and sea spray.I took a lot of photos while I was down there but I also took the time to just watch the waves and marvel at the sheer power. There is something about stormy seas – unless you are in a boat. Evidently, there are some folks that don’t mind being out in stormy seas. I was just about ready to head back to the car when a large shrimp boat came though on his way out. I am SO glad that I wasn’t on that boat but it made for some great photos. How lucky for me that it was a red boat and it showed up so well on those bouncy waves. There is a place that makes it look like they are not very far from land but you can see that they are past the green bell bouy.As I watched, they turned out to sea, bouncing wildly in rising and falling waves. Yep, I am so glad that I was on the shore taking photos of the boat and not on it! Thanks guys for going out on a day like this so that we can have fresh Carolina shrimp. Yum-yum!!It was suggested by a reader that I add the photos that I show on Facebook to this blog. The three photos below are the ones that I posted on FB.