Monday, August 24, 2009

Weekend Weather At Hampton Beach, Hurricane Bill

The lower cloud, you can see it starting to rain over the ocean.

Something beautiful about waves.
Surfer riding the waves.

Nubble Lighthouse, Maine. You can see the surf starting to become stronger.

Bob and I had plans to meet friends at York Beach, Maine and decided to stay overnight in Portsmouth. Listening to the weather reports for the weekend I was not sure this was a good idea but realized I might find great photo opportunties.

We arrived Friday at York Beach and found the sun was out, a beautiful beach day. After our meeting with friends, we decided to go Nubble's Lighthouse, noticing the waves and winds were picking up. At night the weather changed to windy, tornado warnings, hail and rain. The rainy weather changed our plans, enjoying Portsmouth at night.

Next morning, (Saturday) the sun shining, we toured Portsmouth and headed towards Hampton Beach, finding the surf was really picking up.

The surfers were out in great numbers enjoying the rough surf and riding the waves.

We found a parking spot around noon, we wanted to walk Hampton Beach's stores and food concessions, it started to pour and appeared it was NOT going to let up, we changed our plans and headed home. How I wish we could have stayed another day, I was told the waves were up to 10 feet high. Thankfully NH did not suffer any damage from Bill".


madcobug said...

Great shots. I love the lighthouse one. Helen

Julie said...

What a beautiful area you live in. Love the shots.

Nancy said...

These are very pretty! I've been to York and really liked it...but we were at some place and didn't get to see much else. Wonderful shots!


Jim Arnold said...

Is that a Edward Hopper Lighthouse location? :)

Betty said...

Jim the lighthouse is located in York Beach Maine.

mtrib2 said...

Your photography of your travels in Maine make me wish I could visit someday. I enjoy seeing and reading about these exciting areas of New England. I have only been to Florida (east coast)with my family as a boy. (also Colorado,Montana,and Wisconsin on our vacation's) I can hardly remember New Mexico when I was very young. mark/salty