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Monday, January 15, 2018

Roaring in

The offshore buoy reported a 12-foot west swell today, but some of the sets seemed even larger.  I took a few photos and couldn't choose just one to share, so here are several different views of the waves off Bodega Head today, 15 January 2018:

Eric's always recommending that I include something in the photo for scale.  It's not always easy, but here are three examplesthe first with a cormorant, the second with a gull, and the third with a seal.  [Click on the images for larger versions.]

Here's one of the more dramatic shots of the morning.  Whenever I see a wave exploding against the shoreline like this, I have trouble understanding how anything living on the rocks (e.g., seaweeds, invertebrates) survives.  Amazing!

 To wrap up — a wave just starting to break:

Should be an interesting week for watching waves.  Stay safe!


John W. Wall said...

Just an FYI that for reasons unknown, MyYahoo! no longer seems to support feeds. That's where I had all mine, including this blog. Probably other readers are in the same boat. Love those big waves!

Jackie Sones said...

Hi, John!

Thanks for letting me know. I'll admit I'm pretty clueless about "feeds." You can sign up to get NHBH e-mails directly to your inbox by subscribing at the bottom of the web page.


Or, if someone else reads this and has other ideas about how to receive notifications about new blog posts, perhaps they'll write in with a suggestion.

:) Jackie

Mary Keefe said...

These were amazing!