Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Everyday Adventures - Day 15 - Weather

Saturday was windy: a difficult weather-type to photograph. I figured the beach would be the best place to capture images of the wind. White-capped waves, sailboats and kiteboarders were all in my mind when we started out.  What I didn't expect to find was smoke.

Hubby and I could smell the smoke before we saw the plumes in the distance, but we couldn't tell where it was coming from until we arrived at the beach. Once there, we discovered we had stumbled on the perfect vantage point to watch the action. We stayed for a short while and watched the helicopters pulling water from the ocean to douse the flames.

Another couple on the beach told us fire had been going for at least an hour, though they didn't know what was burning.  It wasn't until much later that we learned that it was a brush fire. We were relieved that no one had been hurt, and were grateful that the firefighters managed to get it under control before more damage was done.  It has been dry here lately, and, given the wind, things could have been much worse. Our little valley is very fortunate that it wasn't thrown into a nightmarish adventure. 

 elusivelaurie shared on Instagram #EverydayAdventures2017
If you zoom in you might be able to spot the helicopter. 

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