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!

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