Thursday, September 15, 2011

Equinox is Near


High tides in September at Carcavelos Beach

33 comments:

brattcat said...

Is anyone ever swept over the fence by these tides?

Olivier said...

impressionnante ces vagues, j'aime bien la derniere

Joan Elizabeth said...

How much you love the sea ... you can even see seasons in it.

Mark said...

Great fun as long as you hold on tight.

ladyfi said...

Oh - that looks like fun!

VP said...

Funny, but quite dangerous. We had several deaths this year for waves like these. Mostly non-native, scarcely acquainted with the dangers of a rough sea...

Kate said...

Looks like a dangerous route to take along the sea wall. Beautiful but ominous!

Sharon said...

This would frighten me but, from a safe distance I'd be snapping photos. I hope those young men were holding on tight.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Ena, grande ondas em Carcavelos =)

Um abraço

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my JM that looks just a little scary, is that a normal thing for the tides to be so high!

Jack said...

VP answered my question. It looks like fun but it is also frightening.

Jacob said...

Impressive, JM! I'll bet one could easily get washed away without the railing! The sea is so powerful!

Stickup Artist said...

The pull of the moon on the tides and another cycle of seasons goes round. I don't think I've ever seen such powerful waves without there being a storm. Great drama in these images!

Lois said...

That looks a little scary to me!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! That does indeed look like such fun! And what terrific captures for the day, JM! Gorgeous colors! Have a great evening!

Sylvia

joo said...

It's near, but here looks different:)

Steffe said...

That looks like fun.

Art said...

Really nicely captured, well done!

Al said...

Fun but scary. I've seen waves rip the top right off a fence like that back when I lived in Holland.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images...

Dina said...

Pretty, but I'm glad that's not MY son down there.

Babzy said...

Wow , are these people in danger ? !!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I swear I can hear that surf and feel the spray! Great mosaic.

This looks like the Pacific Coast off Oregon. When we first went to the East Coast (USA) we thought the Atlantic was incredibly calm, didn't look like an ocean to us at all.

Randy said...

I'll bet that was chilly! Fun shots.

Halcyon said...

Reminds me of the high tides in Saint Malo. Fantastic shots.

Bob Crowe said...

Is this typical for the equinox? I'm astounded that these people could remain standing (but then they are much younger).

Leif Hagen said...

It seems they are taking some exciting risks, non?
Bon weekend, JM!

Cezar and Léia said...

Mon Dieu! É perigoso isso não é não?
Que fotos! Impressionante!
Léia

T. Becque said...

Wow! It looks scary, but tempting :)

jennyfreckles said...

They seem to be enjoying it. I'd rather see the photos than stand in the way of the waves!

Joanne said...

BRUTAL!!!! Lindas:)))

jeannette said...

Looks like a very powerful tide! Great captures, JM!

Francisca said...

I want to be THERE! :-D