Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Effects of storm
I took this photo from Tillamook Bay's North Jetty along the Oregon Coast. The day was inspiring, if a bit chilly. The sky was glorious, the ocean romantic, but look closely and you'll see how wild and wind-blown the waves are. On the other side of the jetty, the swells were so powerful, it was awesome to watch them surge through an opening between the main breakwater and an outcropping of rocks. If that hadn't been enough of a hint, there were several wooden crosses near where I stood, decorated with flowers and mementos, even a pair of rubber boots. The message of the day seemed clear as we observed people fishing in these high seas. Enjoy the ocean, but never, never forget to respect what it can do. "Handle with Care."