Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wind, Rain and A Beautiful Sunset

I woke up to the sound of rain tapping on the roof.  The winds were light and forecast to increase to Gale Force winds over the course of the day.  After an evening of hanging out with friends and the ambiance of the rain.  I stayed in bed a little longer than I normally would.  When I finally roused myself out of bed my roommate was heading to town for brunch.  I decided I would meet up with him and a group of guys to have some food.  Many laughs later and brunch was over. Lyle and I decided we would try and get on the water for a bit of windy weather kayaking.  But after arriving back at the house, we both were feeling a bit tired and run down.  We had spent the weekend evenings out with friends, so I assume it all was just catching up to us.  So we decided not to go kayaking.  The rest of my day was spent in a half slumber.  

The winds increase through the day and I could only imagine how much fun it would be to be in my kayak.  I just did not have the energy to make it happen.  The rain subsided and the sun came out. I needed to get out of the house and get some fresh air so I headed to the West Side of the island to watch the sunset.  When I arrived it was great.  The winds were stiff but falling off from the higher speeds from earlier.  The tide was in the midst of the flood to ebb exchange, so the water was really confused.  Wave were crashing into each other and erupting with white spray everywhere.  A few rips that develop off the point of the island were moving with intensity.  Combined with what wind was left, the seas were looking nice and sloppy.

I have a kayak tour in the morning.  If the weather works out I will get some photos from the water.  But here are a few from shore.


Hello Everyone!

Lots of clouds to the South.

I wish I could have taken better pictures of the water condition.  

A nice view.

The mighty Haro Strait.

The sun is slowly fading into the clouds.

As the sun goes down so does the temperature.

All Gone!

ANYWAY, have a good night all.

2 comments:

kandi said...

Thanks for the sunset pics! I cannot wait to get up there this summer and enjoy them for myself. Later!

DSD said...

Hi Jason,
Enjoyed this post greatly along with the musings and the images.
Thanks,
DSD