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Monday, March 29, 2010

High Wind, High Surf Advisory

Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Fort Stevens, Oregon The coast is under high wind and high surf advisories from Sunday night through Monday. The high winds were just beginning and it was still safe to go out on the beach. It's hard to see the blowing sand here, but before I got back to the car, I had sand in my ears, my hair, my clothing, and my camera. Even with the wide angle, I came just short of getting entire length of the wreck of the Peter Iredale. I've included the picture below from February 2008 to show how you can spot the end of the wreckage. Near the center of the photo and touching the horizon are two metal pipes sticking into the air (they look like one in the small version). I'm not sure if they mark the end of the ship or only a spot near the end. The sand ebbs and flows with the elements, and some years, days, or storms, you can see more of the ship than at other times.

Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Fort Stevens, Oregon Clearly, Peter is more photogenic on some days than others, too. I've posted images before, and I still have a few in the archives to come later. But today I wanted to show you the beginning of the storm. It's been rainy, drizzly, cloudy, and now windy, and it seems we have rain forecast all week. I would love to get out there and show you some huge waves, but we'll see how it goes. Even as I drove back along the access road, the police were out "suggesting" that lookers be careful. And I do have respect for big waves.

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6 comments:

B SQUARED said...

I love big waves;queen waves, too.

Jacob said...

I do remember previous pictures of this wreck...sorry about the high winds...I hate wind and we've had a lot of it lately also.

The second shot is one that could easily be framed and hung in a gallery.

Another idea is for you to pick 12 of your best "Astoria" shots and have a calendar done to sell in the gift shops in your area. Lisa at Telluride DP did that and it came out very nicely!

cieldequimper said...

Ah... Blogger problem, not uploading all photos. I like the stormy one but can't see the second one. Maybe tomorrow. Stay out of the wind, we don't want you flying all over the place!

Oh... and of course I don't spend my time decorating. It's done quite quickly! ;-)

beckham said...

good photo Sheryl and good blog. Stay safe and dont get blown out of the office!

Small City Scenes said...

Windy here too. I was on the beach on Whidbey Island yesterday and not only got blown around quite a bit but it was darn cold too. MB

VP said...

Great place and excellent photos, the last one is awesome!

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