Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tropical Storm Don
Tropical Storm Don- Padre Island- Near Packery Channel
There was lots of activity on the beach. Tropical activity always draws lots of people to come and 'check it out' on the beach, but regardless of the low severity of this particular storm- the water was literally like a washing machine out there. I was amazed that some parents were letting little (very little) kids swim unattended in the water. Every year, we have people die from pushing just a little too far trying to view the storm. Surfers out in the water were struggling to catch a decent wave. It was just to choppy and everything was closing out. I used to surf up until my illness prevented me from doing so, and I know the limits, as do most surfers. I just wish others would have just a little more common sense.
Okay, off my soap box... enjoy the pictures! You'll be able to see as the pictures go on, the amount of mist and salt that clouded the lens. I actually use a relatively inexpensive camera, when it comes to photography.
I am saving my pennies for a new camera- I've got my eye on Canon- (preferring a 7 d)