Hurricane Bill: High Surf Advisory for the Lower Cape

Lezli Rowell braves the storm for cc2day

Lezli writes: These pictures hardly do justice to what it was like out on the backshore yesterday -- with 12' waves pounding the beach and a fog smearing the distinctions between sea and sky. Hurricane Bill whirling offshore did not produce much for wind or rain on the Lower Cape but send in a nice surge.

The seals were out in the shore breakers, body surfing, and the shape of the beach changed with every few waves. I didn't take my camera out yesterday because the salt spray was too wild, even half-way up the dune!

Today's surf peaked out at 6-8' waves, still surprising the tourists who didn't know how to read a wrack line, when the high tide met the dune. Not quite as dramatic with the sun shining brightly, but perhaps better to photograph! welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on