...is what we had here most of the day.
It rained all morning, and the ocean was rough, to say the least...
I have to admit I was feeling claustrophobic today. I couldn't stand being in my place but had nowhere to go. I went for short walks in between rain showers, but that didn't help.
Later in the afternoon, the rain ceased, and I mentioned the spectacular high surf to my neighbor. We convinced each other -- at first reluctantly -- to go down and take a closer look.
At that point my camera's batteries failed, but she took some neat photos, a couple of which you can (and should) see here.
It was remarkable to stand within a hundred feet or so of these waves and sense the violence of their action. The breakwater took a pretty good pounding.
It was also bloody cold, but worth suffering that for a chance to see something neither of us had seen in the time we've lived here.
Tonight, it's still cold, of course, though the waves have calmed some and there are puffy clouds in a sky that's a billion stars deep. The rain is more or less over, though the prediction is for more storms this coming weekend.
I don't feel quite so claustrophobic now.
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