Surf’s Up

It was a damp and blustery day in Wellfleet yesterday, as the low-pressure system dubbed Ernesto passed to our west. With high pressure to the east, the resulting gradient made for strong winds blowing in from the Atlantic onto the Cape Cod backshore, whipping up some angry surf. I dropped by the beach at Newcomb Hollow with my Sony Cybershot, and snapped the image below:

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the elements rage

But a still picture really doesn’t do it justice. As it happens my little camera will take movies as well, so if you’d like to, you can download a brief video clip – complete with poorly recorded audio – here. (If you actually do bother to do this, and the film runs poorly, it might be best to right-click the link and choose “Save Target As”, and then run the file on your machine.)

Mind you, the video doesn’t do it justice either.

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2 Comments

  1. Andrew says

    yea but the suns out now. Happy labor day!

    Do you get to the cape via 195? If you do pass within about 10 mile of my house here in RI.

    Andrew

    Posted September 4, 2006 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Hi Andrew,

    Indeed we do. It’s the fastest route.

    Posted September 4, 2006 at 12:14 pm | Permalink