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Friday, March 31, 2017

Leaning in

Whew!  It's been a windy week!  

That's not necessarily unusual at this time of year in Bodega Bay (sometimes known as "Blow-dega Bay").  

Yesterday northwest winds were blowing over 25 knots (30 mph) with higher gusts.

The wind was so strong that it made us wonder how far you could lean into it?  

Eric decided to give it a try:

I know it's hard to gauge the wind speed in this picture, but — Wow!   Although the wind only supported Eric at that angle for around 15 seconds, it was impressively strong wind, and I had trouble believing what I was seeing.

Okay, it was very windy, but it wasn't quite that windy.  We thought it would be funny to stage a photo like this.  Eric was actually leaning against a board that we later removed from the image using PhotoShop.  Did we fool anyone? 

Happy April Fools' Day!


meg said...

Haha! Yes you fooled me because I experienced the strongest wind of my life nearby on drakes beach last Tuesday and I think leaning into it that far might've been possible!!

Faith said...

The feet on the log was a give-awav - he obviously needed something to give him that angle. But it's a great picture and I've experienced days like that at Bodega. Happy April Fools' Day!

Alice Chan said...

You got me! Thanks for the laugh!

Annaliese Hettinger said...

HA! Y'all totally got me. :)