Squall over Old Inlet

March 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

How do you like your beach weather? A bright sunny day will draw many people to the beach. Others live for an ominous sky. Honestly, I love it all. Each weather day carries its own energy, but the energy of a squall moving through can't be beat, in my humble opinion. All signs pointed to interesting weather tonight, so out I went. I wanted a walk, but knew I might get caught in rain or snow, so I geared up. When I got to the beach and hiked along, I could tell that the squall was most likely going to stay offshore, and there was a good chance the sun would pop. Happily, it did.

The streaks you see coming down from the dark clouds are called Virga. These are streaks of rain that evaporate before hitting the ground. I got hit by a few drops of rain, and blasted by some sand squalls, but otherwise had a very pleasant walk. Enjoy the photos.

The inlet is always changing. I haven't been here in a while, so it was really interesting to see how shallow the water was on the east side. You can see there is still a rough, fast-moving channel in the center. Th Ho-Hum pavilion still stands, despite the slew of nor'easters.

The light fades, and time for the hike back- always longer than the hike out. But never a regret.


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