When I arrived in October we had four days of rain. We got here, on the heels of damage, caused by sixty inches of water, in six days. Many had lost their homes.
This was on the wake of Hurricane Irma back home, in Florida. We had just survived that near disaster.
Almost six months have gone by, and it’s time to pack up and leave again. Continue reading “My Endless Summer”
In the US, we are being devoured by our own consumerism. What we eat, is eating us.
This shot was taken with an old Canon 7d; worn and torn. The lens choice is a Canon 85mm. The choice of subject, is a lion hearted shepherd. The message is real.
This is an example of the waves that can get kicked up in a storm, here on our island.When you see pics like this~you’re first thought might be ~ he’s never gonna make that!And then he does ~ This guy can surf!
And then there’s this surfer.This picture was taken on the same day.He had been very selective~choosing one of the less threatening waves.Nice~WIPEOUT!
This surfer is Josh Pinkin.
The west wind was blowing him back off the wave. He was being very cautious. The other surfers and people on the beach had concern. Inside, I was cheering him on. Right now, I had the thought of the ONE wave I rode at Puerto Escondido, Mexico. I could see people on the beach getting out of their chairs and pointing at me. I was an old lady, back then fifteen years ago. Anyway, I made it, he didn’t. There comes a time that every surfer has to step up.
He did and he was obviously happy about it, wipe-out and all.
Yesterday, I grabbed my camera and headed to the Spot. There were four surfers out and I enjoyed takings pics. I would never even consider paddling out in windy waves like that; not anymore.
Hurricane Sandy is headed our way here in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Jamie McCarthy Jamie is a local Fernandina Beach surfer.