Stormy Weather

We are down in Orange Beach, Alabama on vacation. The weather has been okay. Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy. Today it is kind of stormy. I guess that it is related to Tropical Storm Nicholas which isn’t here yet.

I woke up this early this morning, put my wide angle lens on the ole Nikon and started to go outside but then it started to rain. I’m kind of protective of the ole Nikon so I used the iphone.

So the wind is blowing and it is raining and we got a flash flood watch so it is going to be a reading day for us. The condo has an exercise room with dreadmills and such but I doubt I’ll do that. We have been walking on the beach two or three miles a day and we’ll see if that happens.


This and the next couple pics and videos are from yesterday’s beach walk. I just love walking in the surf. Didn’t get to do that much growing up in the intermountain west. Don’t get to do it too much in Oklahoma either.

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So I make the most of it here.

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I don’t mind bad weather. The thing that drives me inside is lightning. I personally know somebody who died from a lightning strike.


Here is a shot from when we first got here. The sun was out and the water was clear. We could see dozens of squadrons of cow nose rays. Check the link for more information. I had never heard of them before but they are graceful swimmers. They look like butterflies of the sea even though they are about two or three feet wide. They swim with their mouths wide open hoovering anything in their path. They swam around people. Check the link above for more information.

Who knows what the day holds for us. We might walk to the beach bar next door and drink a couple of bushwhackers and listen to live music.

I hope your day is going well.

I’m linking with Skywatch Friday – come join in!!

22 thoughts on “Stormy Weather

  1. Emille (Jesh)

    Wow, I LOVE these waves! Maybe you should change your meme to Sky and Waves:):)
    I want to leave you your privacy, but what is there to visit/vacation in Alabama?
    Emille (Jesh)

  2. Peter B.

    Looks like a great place to vacation. I’ve never visited that part of the country. Yes, I don’t like taking the ole Canon out in the rain, either. It’s supposed to be water resistant, but too expensive a camera to take the chance.

  3. NANCY Chan

    I don’t know what was wrong but am glad that finally, I am able to get to your blog. The weather is like what we have today. A great place for a vacation. Enjoy your holiday. Happy weekend.

  4. klara

    beach walks are the best! oh my, I guess knowing someone who died from a lightning strike gives you another perspective compared to the rest of us, who, very often, underestimate this danger.

  5. Lea @ Lea's Menagerie

    I have never before heard of Cow Nose Rays, but then I live inland, too. Interesting information!
    Lightening is the only weather that I am really frightened of.
    Have a good vacation, but be careful!

  6. Alana

    You are truly making the best of the situation. You had some nice captures, especially the one of the surf. And it was nice hearing the waves, too. No ocean where I live either. I’m wondering (the oyster bar) if you need a membership to drink alcohol. When I lived in both Kansas and Arkansas back in the late 70’s/early 80’s, that’s what a “membership” was for. Now you are going to prompt me to look up Alabama liquor laws (there are some interesting laws out there, even in New York State). I hope things get better weatherwise before you need to leave.

  7. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    Greetings and Salutations! I haven’t been to Alabama yet nor do I personally know someone from there but I am a BAMA football fan. Call that weird? It is! Alabama is on my “bucket list.” Agreed about walking along the water’s edge. Enjoy! Thanks for being our host.

  8. Angie

    Alan – glad you are enjoying your vacation. Sounds like you are not letting a little rain get in the way – nice! We might be cancelling our last backcountry camping trip due to snow – part of me wouldn’t mind curling up by the fire with a good book (and a bushwhacker – whatever that is!)

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