The skies were heavily overcast as Earl proceeded up the coast south of us.  The September arrival Sanderlings were skittering about, enjoying whatever particles each wave washed up and deposited on the beach.

Then the wind and the sea became more aggressive, more serious.

And the waves darker, bigger, more frequent.

By twilight, although a 20 knot wind continued, the clouds in the west had broken apart to unveil the promise of tomorrow’s sun.  Click on the picture for a panoramic view.


And, indeed, the following morning was beautiful.

12 Responses to “HURRICANE EARL”

  1. Marie Judge Says:


  2. Kirsten Says:

    Wowza Dad! Must of been an experience. That last pic you took and posted was very good. Deep, Storm…felt it.

  3. Sue Says:

    WOW! Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Kathleen Says:

    Awesome photo’s Ralph. They sure tell a story. Glad it did not cause a lot of damage.

  5. Nancy Says:

    Loved it, Ralph… always, just beautiful.


  6. Bob S Says:

    Wonderful “walk” through a fine day, as it all turned out. Ocean was impressive up close, and you captured it.

  7. denisebushphoto Says:

    Great Ralph! Feel like I was there!

  8. norrie Says:

    Thanks for sharing your pictures Ralph! You truly captured the power of the sea! We always look forward to your magic!

  9. Sally Vennel Says:

    Great Ralph – Glad someone got up to get the morning pictures. I am still in CO on my blog – maybe I’ll get to the Hurricane before winter. Thanks for sending and sharing.


  10. Rosemary Says:

    Truly a story in pictures! Jack L shared with us.

  11. Linda Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these. We were in Missouri at the time, so we missed out on all of the anticipation. I could feel it in that third photo, though.

  12. claire Says:

    Hi, Ralph – Your wonderful “eye” always captures the essence of the moment! Hopefully, all is well in LBI.

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