Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vacation Glimpses, Day 244 and Day 245



Hurricane Danny never actually came into the Outer Banks coast as predicted, however the power of Danny was certainly felt in the waters and red flags warning that no swimming was allowed ran up and down the beach. I tried to capture the intensity of the waves and realize that I've fallen sort of short on that. There were dangerous riptides and sadly a 12 year old boy was knocked off his surfboard and washed away not far from where I snapped this photo. We saw the coastguard helicopter but at the time didn't realize what was going on.




On a much lighter note my son felt it very necessary to show off to us that he could jump much higher than his sister. This photo was taken at Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head, NC. These are amazingly high natural sand dunes that are constantly shifting. People go there in droves just before dusk in hopes of witnessing and/or photographing the sunset - which is why we were there that evening.




Despite the evil look on my son's face as his big sister is hugging him, he does love her dearly - he just forgets to let her know that on occasion.

11 comments:

Darla said...

priceless photos! what a nice vacation. so when do you all start school?

bentonflocke said...

wonderful shot of your hugging children - and the one jumping higher than his sister is really really priceless!

How much shots you took before it was so perfect!?

Mari said...

I love these shots! The picture of your kids jumping is so good, and the hugging one is heart warming!

Iona said...

Love your photos. You managed to get part of the sunset and the kids jumping too. :D

Your children are beautiful! Lovely shot.

And I think you nailed the power of Danny. Loved that photo!

Christina said...

Pretty ocean view.
Cool jumping action capture!
Colleen's little brother is growing up! :)

Martha in PA said...

Wonderful photos. I think we will have to visit the NC beaches one of these years!

SaraG said...

Great photo's, Dot.
Your kids have so much fun together!
Nice to see!!
Take care

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Drew said...

That first beach photo looks straight from a post card. Absolutely gorgeous!