Sep 02 2009

Waves Kill

Published by at 7:06 am under Travel,Water and Shore

This is no news to people who live by the sea but to those who are landlocked or work indoors the ocean looks powerful but benign when you’re standing on high ground.

Though it’s been 10 days since it happened, all the talk among the tourists at Acadia National Park is about the killer wave from Hurricane Bill on August 23 which swept over spectators near Thunder Hole, injuring more than a dozen people, dragging three into the sea and killing one of them, a seven-year-old girl. 

This picture, linked from Bangor Daily News‘ Maineville, shows the people who survived the wave crouching and trying to get back to dry land.  More spectators had been sitting on the rocks where you see foam churning – but they’re gone.  (Click on the picture to see the original photo and article.)

Tropical Storm Danny was threatening the coast with similar weather when we arrived in New England on Saturday.  We spent a very wet, windy, gray day in New Hampshire and have had beautiful weather ever since.  We’ve had no desire to look at waves.  We hear they’re 1-2 feet high today.  Good!

(photo by Paul Colby linked from Bangor Daily News’ Maineville)

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