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Old Dec 11, 2010, 4:42 PM   #1
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Not much for waves, more like ripples. This was taken on a weekend trip to the beach in September and for some reason it's one of my favorites from that trip. Can't explain why I like it as much as I do.

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Looks like the calm of an early morning swell on an almost deserted beach — the absolute best time of day to be on a beach. I really like the pic also.

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You got it - early morning and an uncrowded patch of beach/ocean. And yes, it's the best time for a walk. Next best time is when it's cloudy and cold and almost deserted.
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And then there's the exhilaration of being in a solid shelter on the cliff-tops in the middle of a thunderstorm with the waves crashing over the rocks below and sending spray high above! Not good walking weather though.

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Beautiful, very serene.
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This was a very serene morning.

Bernice - while I've never been at the beach for a thunderstorm, I've stood on cliffs toward the end of a storm and watched the high surf crash onto the cliffs. Once I watched the surf crash over a cement water break, eventually tearing off the metal railing at the end. It's amazing how tame the ocean can look on a day like the one pictured above, yet cause so much destruction at other times.
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Mtngal,

Love the anticipation shown by the surfer. Patience is a virtue that surfers practice daily even in ideal conditions in Hawaii.
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Patience is a virtue that surfers practice daily.
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Such a true statement! It amazes me to see the early morning surfers out there waiting even when the surf is so small the ocean looks like a lake. They go out just about every day, or as often as they can possibly manage it.
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The thing that "makes" the photo for me is the purple sky. It seems both familiar and unusual at the same time.
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