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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rain,wind and huge waves

It has been coming down all night with some loud Thunder waking my girlfriend(KPS) and I up in the middle of the night.

This is much needed rain and as I peer out the window I can see huge waves crashing against the large rocks off the coastline at Trinidad State Park. I think that I should grab my rain gear and go down to the coastline to photograph these tremendous crashing waves. The sound from here with the window cracked open is immensely powerful much like subdued thunder. I'm out of here as soon as I wrap some chores up.

When I drive down to the parking area at Trinidad Beach overlooking the Surf I am mesmerized by the violent, powerful waves crashing against land, their sound, smell and energy immersing me deep into the moment. Today at least the beach is devoid of surfers and no one else is in sight. Just one "old fossil" feeling like a kid again or as I imagine an adult butterfly emerging from the pupal stage, Taking flight for the first time.

A few crows join me here almost unnoticed as they walk and hop along the surfs edge foraging for morsels. This is the kind of moment that makes being alive so precious and fullfilling.

This is one of "The" moments that keeps my attention for a long period of time lost in reverie and the amazing and beautiful visual display before me.
This "high" I feel could not possibly be enhanced by anything else unless I shared it with you.

I stopped above at the "Memorial" Lighthouse and took this photo of the fishing boats bobbing up and down in the harbor below.

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It was difficult to drag myself away from nature's
show today but I'm happy to share it with you.


Camera Trap Codger said...

Be sure to go back when the storm passes. There should be all kinds of interesting goodies on the beach. Save a big redwood burl for me. I still haven't made that table yet.

Owlman said...

Yes it is always a treasure hunt after a big storm but a table size redwood burl may be to much for this old guy.