Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pre-Hurricane Irene

 While we wait patiently for the weekend to arrive

  with fingers crossed that Hurricane Irene

 doesn't veer off and dump her winds and rains on us as we have witnessed in passed years, 

 we decided to go to the beach today

 to soak up the rays and watch the familiar sights.

 Jim was snapping loads of photos of the windsurfers

 and of little ol' me, of course.

 Up on MacDonald Hill, the wooden chair had been moved to the top of the slope

 so we had a much grander view of the ocean in front of us.

 A fog bank hung off the shore which just added to the eeriness and possible foreboding.


Two kayaks managed to parallel the shoreline not expending too much energy.

 These few hours of sheer joy and excitement

can only be balanced with satisfaction and contentment.

26 comments:

  1. Dear ocean and wind
    I know you are full of emotions..
    but
    Please do not hurt my friends
    Please stay calm. Please keep my Sophie safe,
    love
    tweedles

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  2. Stay safe, Sophie, Jim and Ron. A perfect day to reconnect with Home before the storm.

    Glad you're back!

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  3. hey you guys! i hope ya'll stay safe this weekend as the storm rolls up the coastline. soph, you warn your daddios when you sense the storm, k?


    who's a good girl.....


    WHO'S A GOOD GIRL?

    why, YOU are!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Just beautiful....we hope Irene leaves your beach alone, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

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  5. Welcome home-nice to have you back-stay safe x

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  6. Beautiful view and pictures. So blue sky and calm landscape.
    Hope you are in a safe place when the storm hit US.
    Happy weekend!

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  7. Greetings Sophie! I have missed all your marvellous photographs. I especially like that one with the fog bank - that is spooky. I hope that Hurricane Irene misses you - the pictures on TV look awful.

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  8. Spectacular skies and sea. You live in a beautiful part of the world that's for sure.
    Best of luck with Irene guys!

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  9. Gorgeous pictures - think I really missed those three S's

    Sophie
    Sand
    Surf

    XXX

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  10. Beautiful Pictures..!!
    Be safe..my friends...

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  11. Hey Sophie!
    Wow, I wish I could be there with you to enjoy that sand and surf! Beautiful pix as always! Take care.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  12. Gorgeous pics! Keep safe - all three of you!

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  13. I just love your posts...the view is just beautiful....I've only been to the ocean a few times here in Texas and once in California...yours is amazing....

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  14. Great photos of your Daddy Jim. I was beginning to forget what he looked like.
    m.

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  15. Good luck boys and girl!!!

    My sea faring son-in-law says the New Moon will also add to the ocean reaction. Didn't know about the New Moon and an effect. Only about Full Moon...

    Stay safe!!!!!!!

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  16. Great photos! They make me wish I was right there with you 3 hurricane or not !

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  17. I rally hope that this isn't the calm before the storm for you. Hope it misses you completely and that you all stay safe and cozy. I have to laugh (sadly and ironically) at the news around here. You'd think that the only place that the storm is going to hit is NY City.

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  18. Stay safe, Sophie! We pray that Irene is kind to everyone in her path!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  19. I was noticing yesterday how different our sky and clouds looked as the storm system was moving in our direction. While we are on the very edge of the hurricane, we are just starting to get the bands of rain and the wind is picking up. It could be a long night.

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  20. What a view!

    Stay safe, you guys.

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  21. Beautiful photos! I hope the storm doesn't cause too much damage!

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  22. That wooden chair looks like such a wonderful place to sit and watch the sea's beauty (and lil old you, Sophie!).

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  23. Glad you're back and hope you're safe and sound! woo woo woo!

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  24. Sophie! you are really lucky girl!

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  25. I bet you could sit in that chair on top of the hill for ages--I know I could. Hopefully you don't get much rain from this storm, although it sounds like it's losing much of it's strength.

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  26. It's peaceful and beautiful there Sophie - I think I could sit in that chair all evening - and have that fabulous view. No wonder you love to go there to play!

    Vicki

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