Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Ocean waves

One day, a couple of weeks back, the sea was rougher than we'd seen it since we'd been here; not the roughest it could be, but rougher than when we last took pictures for sure. So, we took the camera, walked down to the promonade, and took these photos:












The seagul population seemed to be enjoying the rougher waves:


Maybe it makes fishing easier for them?

Anyway, we would have also got photos another day - when it was even rougher - but Kero refused to go down near enough that day; the wind was too much for him, I think. All I know for sure is that the moment the wind hit us fully as we came to the bottom of the hill, Kero flattened his ears back and began to frantically pull me towards the park instead, and short of either picking him up or physically dragging him there was no way I was getting him to go the rest of the way to the ocean.

11 comments:

Rita said...

That Kero is smart! LOL! He hates water and was probably afraid he'd get sprayed.

These pictures are great!! Beautiful shots of the waves breaking on the shore. Can you hear the ocean at all at your place or are you too far away for that?

That corgi :) said...

Great shots! I'm sure it will be interesting to track the sea like this with storms that come in, etc! I'm with Kero, I would have not wanted to go into the wind either!!

hope you are feeling better!

betty

The Coexist Cafe said...

These are GORGEOUS, I love them! It must have been a spectacular scene for every sense. :)

Haha, aw, poor Kero! He might have known better, though, than to put himself in that position! LOL

Toriz said...

Glad you all enjoyed the photos. :)

Rita:
When it's rough and we aren't making much noise we can hear it if we're in the bathroom or our bedroom; the other night I went to bed listening to the wind howling, the waves crashing against the shore, and the rain beating down. But when the sea is calm we need to go outside to hear it (and then can't always do so).

Betty:
That's why we wanted to go down there - well, why I did, lol - wanted photos of it rougher still. Never mind, I'm sure there will be other oppertunities.

Mostly I'm just really drained and run down; I think it's at least mostly my body's way of telling me that it needs a rest after all the activity and stress of the past couple of months. I do have one of those annoying coughs that only show up just as you lay down to try and sleep, but apart from being exhausted nothing else has shown up. Though that could mean it wont, and could mean I'm going to have one of those lingering illnesses that feels like it's never going to end. *Shrugs* We'll see!

Stephanie:
Well, I know Kero has more sense than me... Maybe he knew something I didn't? Or maybe he just didn't see why he should risk getting sprayed with water just so I could get some photos? LOL!

Intense Guy said...

I always enjoy the many moods of the ocean hitting the beach - sometimes its a gentle chant and sometimes its a shreiking roar... and no matter what, I enjoy it.

Kero on the other hand - he doesn't know what he's missing LOL!

Toriz said...

Iggy:
Maybe he'll come around in time? :)

AliceKay said...

Nice pictures of the waves. I love the ocean, but it can be pretty mean at times. Maybe Kero knew it wasn't a good idea to walk that way that particular day. Dogs are pretty smart like that.

Thanks for sharing your pics. :)

Celticspirit said...

Good job taking the pictures! I like the way the ground looks like different colors in each picture. It must have been the way the light was.

I grew up on the ocean. Strangely, I don't miss it. I miss the mountains and desert of the southwest. Even when I lived in MA I felt drawn to the desert and we moved there. No place is the same. I feel drawn to it like nothing I've ever felt.

Anyhow....looks like you are enjoying your new home. I think eventually, Kero will get used to the water and want to get a little closer.

Toriz said...

AK:
Glad you enjoyed the photos.

Yes; sometimes I think Kero knows something we don't... At any rate, we listened to him (he made it perfectly clear he wasn't compromizing, so short of forcing him to go where we had planned to go, we had little choice).

Barb:
I think the light - especially how it would catch the water as it moves - was causing the colour changes.

Serena said...

How lovely to be able to hear the ocean from where you live. I adore the sound of the waves crashing to shore. Maybe Kero was afraid the wind was going to pick him up and throw him in to the water....I'm not a fan of strong windy days either.

Toriz said...

Serena:
Yes, it's very lovely! :)

And... That is possible; he's not a huge fan of water, and that does sound like something he'd worry about.