Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Quiet Winter Beach Scene


Such a contrast to what happened all along our coast yesterday. Waves were as high as up to 14 meters in some places where they washed cars and everything else away like little tsunamis, buildings were destroyed and there is a lot of damage everywhere.
Take a look at this video shot in a city up north.

22 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Um lindo dia finalmente depois da tempestade. Pegamos muita chuva durante a viagem no UK semana passada.
A foto está muito linda!
Léia

Sharon said...

Oh wow, I hadn't heard about this. Scary weather everywhere lately.

Dina said...

Oi, it sounds bad, what you say.

Glad I was not the one shooting that video!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

OMG JM, that video was horrific, mother nature at her wildest ! So hard to believe from this wonderful shot what was happening such a short time previous.

Tanya Breese said...

oh gosh, that is awful...beautiful and peaceful now...hope the losses weren't too great...

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

2 days, 2 completely different weather patterns!

Sami said...

Glad the storm is over, from photos I saw on facebook it was scary!

JM said...

@Leia, Perth and Tanya:
This photo was NOT taken today. Today the ocean is still wild and the beach, and the shoreline in general, are unrecognizable, covered with debris and all kinds of trash! A depressing sight.

VP said...

Terrific video, wonderful beach!

RedPat said...

I just saw films of your storm on our news. Very scary!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Beautiful shot. Scary video.

Mersad said...

Wonderful image full of calm and serenity. But I think that a sight of the currentild beach would also make a dramatic black and white image.

Sylvia K said...

The video is terrifying!! A depressing sight it must be indeed!!! So sad to lose such a beautiful beach!!

Kay said...

You're so right! Those waves look just like tsunamis. I hope you're able to stay safe and sound, JM.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I had caught up with the snow storms in America but did not realise that you were also suffering wild weather. I guess the wild times let us appreciate the calm.

Randy said...

I would love to be walking there.

Jack said...

It is sad to think of the devastation to this location, which is so peaceful and beautiful in your photo. The video tells us once more how powerful an angry Mother Nature can be.

Petrea Burchard said...

Just what Portugal needs, a tsunami. I'm sorry to hear it. What a mess. JM, you stay safe.

Stickup Artist said...

I hope it all gets cleaned up fast, the coast gets back to it's normal gorgeous self quickly, people and animals are safe, and children are not overly traumatized. The powerful ocean shows us the most soothing and the scariest. Maybe it's best not to live or have businesses located right on the beaches, just incase!

orvokki said...

What a storm, what a video. You don't need any snow, you have so much water and wind.

Laura. M said...

Buena playa habrá que ir a verla... Se parece a la de Nazaré ;)

William Kendall said...

So your area got hit by bad weather too?

This is a beautiful pic!