Sunday, April 9, 2017

Northern Winds on the Bay

The aftermath of Thursday night's snowstorm left us with fairly fierce northerly winds on Friday, and we had reason to be in Meaford.  We stopped by the bay for 10 minutes to watch the waves crashing in onto the shore.  I'm not sure we have ever seen waves this intense, and it was a beautiful sunny to boot.

The sun had warmed the air nicely by afternoon, but when I stopped here for pictures my hands nearly froze in the very strong winds off the bay.

The waves were large enough a few of the local surfers were out.  Don't think this surfing compares to California, but you take your adventure where you can.  It's full wet suit surfing so you don't freeze!

 
At any rate, some serious waves were rolling into the little bay, and crashing onto the shore.  You can understand how ice builds up on these rocks in the winter.

Looking west the view was more distant, but you could see the whitecaps everywhere.

By the little playground the crashing waves were coating some trees with icicles.


Uniquely decorated icicle trees!

Nothing to beat Georgian Bay on a sunny day with a strong wind and white caps!  Here at home the snow is now almost gone again, as the temperature is soaring.  Spring my finally be here for good.


15 comments:

  1. Those surfers must love the sport! Lovely photos of the ice decorating the trees:)

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  2. Absolutely amazing. I love a good storm and some good waves - but they can have the surfing. Amazing how the icicles formed - what beauty on a sunny day.

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  3. Those icicles, brave surfers even with full suits, and crashing waves, keep warm and hang onto the hope that spring will soon be there in full swinging mode.Down here, hot sunshiny days, cool mornings, about 4.1C the other morning, that's a bit cool for us in April.

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  4. Wow! Those are some crashing waves, all right, and you captured the drama very well. Kudos! :-)

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  5. Hello, pretty views of the bay! Those surfers are brave! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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  6. While you have been having snow storms, we have been affected by tropical cyclones. Such stark contrast!

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  7. Even in a full wet suit, a person would be crazy going out in that water!

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  8. WoW!!! great timing on those crashing waves!!!

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  9. Great group of pictures which made me SHIVER.... Love the ICY ones --from the crashing waves... WOW!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. The icicle trees are superb. Nearly 80 degrees here yesterday, though back down in the 50s today.

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  11. Absolutely superb series of photographs.
    I loved them all.

    All the best Jan

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  12. Those must be some heavy duty wet suits. I'm cold just looking at them. Glad our lake waves don't get that big and wide apart. Our worst are about 3-4 feet but close enough they are fairly easy to plow through. But we usually just stay home and wait for better weather to head to tow. - Margy

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  13. What a great series of pictures. Love the icy ones.

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