Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our First Nor'easter

This morning we woke up to another high tide and rain... Lots and lots of rain. Normal people would want to be curled up on the couch reading a good book, but not us! We headed out to the beach to experience our first nor'easter as a married couple!!

We have to give you a little background about this beach. A typical beach day at Wollaston Beach would consist of very little wind, calm water, and about 20-30 yards of sand between the water and sidewalk. That was so not the case today!! Today it was in the 40's with 40 mph winds!
The waves nearly reached the concrete barriers!

We were so surprised to see the water that high, that we decided to brave the wind and rain. We got out of the car to get some pictures. Yes, we are that crazy, but we weren't alone, there were a lot of families running around by the water!
In some places the waves crashed onto the sidewalk!

It was an awesome sight! Some of the parking lots were flooded and we walked through some huge puddles to take pictures. On our way home, they had to close the lane closest to the water because it was flooded.
No, we weren't brave enough to walk past, driving was the drier option.

Amit took me to Nut Island because we were hoping to see some huge waves there. Even though they weren't as big as we hoped, we took this video. Hopefully it will give you an idea of how windy it was!
video

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