The Calm after the Storm

Hurricane Irene passed us by Friday some 275 to 300 miles off shore – and rather gently she let us know here on Jekyll Island she was passing us headed to the north.  These photos along with the video are a few of my favorites out of over 800 images taken late Friday afternoon.  

This is a favorite spot for us – just a short boardwalk over the dunes and 10 feet down the steps to 50 to 60 yards of sand – not today though -no sandbar – no going down the steps.  Steve and I stood on the boardwalk  as the huge swells came rushing towards us spraying us over and over – we could have walked away – but the smell and taste of the salty air held us for quiet sometime. 

Someone left a comment on my video on YouTube – “Something so beautiful with such destructive powers” – and it was and always is!

 

©2011 Debbie Overton Photography

©2011 Debbie Overton Photography

©2011 Debbie Overton Photography

©2011 Debbie Overton Photography

©2011 Debbie Overton Photography

©2011 Debbie Overton Photography

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