Weekly Photo Challenge: Ocean II

Bloody Bay, Negril, Jamaica

I admire those who can swim long distances in the ocean, slicing through waves, arm-wrestling with tides. Surfers amaze me as well–riding the pipeline of a 25-35 ft. (8-11 m) wave–both parties exhilarated but grateful to reach shore.

The recent tsunami reminds me of how powerful water can be whether it’s a tsunami that can obliterate entire towns; small drops of water that turn into floods seeping into homes and carrying them down a river; an undertow that can sweep an unsuspecting vacation beachgoer out to sea; an avalanche that can kidnap skiers unaware; ice that can propel a car into an embankment; a rogue wave that swallows fishermen. As Emily Dickinson once wrote in a letter, “How strange that Nature does not knock.”

©teresita abad doebley all rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU: May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows light as foam. ~Unknown


4 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ocean II

  1. no, Mother Nature doesnt knock…but thats not so bad when an overhead swell comes in and the surf reports havent tracked and posted it on their site!

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