Friday, February 8, 2008

Spring Tide #1

Last March, St Francis experienced a combination of Spring Tide and a severe storm. It was great watching the wild seas. It is the fullest we have ever seen the port, as all the fishing boats huddled together for shelter. The following morning was misty and an eerie post-storm calm settled over the bay. In the next few days we'll show you some of the pictures from that weekend.

The waves were so huge that they were breaking right over the harbour wall, too forcefully to walk there. It is hard to give you a idea of how large they were, but the wall on the right is too high for even a tall person to look over, and normally there is still about the equivalent of 3 stories of breakwater below the wall on the outside.

6 comments:

Greg said...

I do love the see when it is wild and with the dimensions you have explained there i think i would be loving the waves that day!

quintarantino said...

I like watching sea waves in stormy weather. Big ones arriving at the beach roaring and splashing! Always great.

Anonymous said...

you have the most wonderful blog ever

Sonia said...

Amazing photo! There is a swallow or another bird on the wall at left of the photo?

Bergson said...

a wet walk!!!

sam said...

sonia.... well spotted! I never noticed it before. It's a large seagull, those walls are bigger than they look!