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Wollaston Beach (Quincy, MA)

We in New England are no strangers to stormy weather.  But, the first stormy weather of the season always seems to catch us off guard.  After all, it was only the first weekend of October.  Much too early for stormy weather.  But, it is hurricane season, after all.  During this first storm of the season, I decided to go to my second stormy destination of the day.

By the time I arrived at Wollaston Beach, the storm had died down quite a bit.  But, it was still pretty windy and wavy.

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The water was rocky earlier in the day.  This boat, the Cenzina, was one of three boats that were washed ashore Saturday.

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Just like in life, a silver began to appear after the rocky weather.

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Unfortunately, the wet weather made it hard to keep the lens dry which made some photos come out blurry.  This was the best photo I could get of Maya.

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To get the full effect of just how bad the weather was (and this wasn’t even during the peak time of the bad conditions) watch the video below.  You may notice the light from the lighthouse in the distance at the tail end of the video.


Brant Rock (Marshfield, MA)

It’s the time of the year again when hearty New Englanders hunker down and storm the stores for candles, batteries and, of course, bread and water.  Yes, hurricane season is upon us.  However, this recent stormy weather from Saturday, as bad as it may have been, was not a hurricane.

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Waves as high as 7 feet crashed down in some parts.  Although it was not a hurricane or a Nor’Easter, the wind was strong enough to push you and your car around and the waves spilled over the sea wall in some parts.

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Weather like this really puts you in your place.  We are no match for Mother Nature.

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It was almost impossible to keep my lens dry and clear which spoiled some of my shots. I decided to post them anyways.

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The waves crashing along the rocks gave a hypnotic effect.

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If not for my ocean soaked clothes, being pelted by sand and the whipping wind, I could have stayed all day.  It reminded me of how some things that are so beautiful can be so dangerous.

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Of course, Brant Rock wasn’t the only place hit by this storm.  Stay tuned for my next stormy destination.