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Big Waves, High Tides, come and go--we're still standing--yowie!!!

Had a number of inquiries from you good readers asking just what happened when the big waves and high tides hit...well, what happened--was nothing--for two days...smaller waves, lower tides...

However, this evening we got hit with the same kind of waves and tides that demolished our fence.  Only this time, we had 2 ton boulders fronting 500 two hundred pound sandbags, stacked four high and four deep.

Before, you will notice that we had stacked up little boulders against banks of sand, or a single layer of stacked sandbags.  Those waves just threw them all around and took another yard of our yard, during each high tide.

This time, when those waves attacked the boulders, the lower side of each boulder forced the wave directly backward, and downward--breaking the surge down to a fast reversing wave that rushed to meet the oncoming one.  Big splash--lots of fun...

So...are we out of the woods yet?  The answer is we don't know...

During the last really destructive episode, there were bigger and more aggressive waves, but today, our new boulder-sandbag combo did not even quiver as they sent the waves straight backward...

Brian and Shelley, from Cuenca, arrive in a couple of days--Brian wants to see "big waves"--we see no problem there...

So...don't uncross those fingers yet...and thanks for thinking of us!!!

 

Posted on Tue, February 16, 2010 at 07:35PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

Where's the pics?

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwmc

Howdy...pictures that I took don't have any scale and you can't tell a really large wave from a four footer. I am shooting for big splashes today...thanks for asking...

February 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

My idea of fun........I love storms, in Montreal we had summer lighting storms all the time and pouring rain. Really great, but here in the NW not so dramactic.
Have fun with our fellow canadiens, and enjoy whatever mother nature throws at you.
Casa Blanca is in our future.

Cheers
Shelagh and Peter
PS. Did you ever get the picture, and did you get it stretched??????

February 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

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