Friday, October 5, 2012

Stormy Seas~

On a beautiful Friday afternoon the sun was shining


but the wind was kicking up a storm!


Earlier in the morning, a storm warning had been put out for all coastal areas.


 Water levels rose four feet and more above the HiGh WaTeR lines!


 It whipped the salt water into a foam..



which blew over the span of beach and across the road. 



Looking up the coastline towards town you could see the waves clear the rock seawall.


A boat was held off-shore waiting out the storm.  
Boats in the small-boat harbor were moved up the river or anchored tightly at the dock.


New For Sale signs have appeared around town.
You too could have your own piece of paradise ;-)
for a price!


 The repeated storms this summer have really churned the ocean's floor.
A 4.9 Troy ounce nugget was scooped out with a dredge hose
and the diver didn't even know it until he climbed topside!



You can find a picture of the nugget on the front page of the Alaska's oldest paper,

That delightful discovery of a huge nugget when you were cleaning out your days work,
might allow you do dream of making your paradise anywhere.....








4 comments:

  1. Great post and pictures. Love your descriptions of the weather.

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  2. Powerful looking waves...can hardly tell where the waves stop and the clouds begin.

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  3. What a wonderful discovery for the dredge operator! The photos of the sea are wonderful. Amazed at all the *foam* in the ocean :)

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  4. What beautiful pictures - you captured these scenes beautifully. blessings, marlene

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