Hurricane Bill

It may not have been the smartest thing I’ve ever done, but I watched the waves Hurricane Bill created on the Rhode Island shore. It’s amazing how nature and wild animals can make humans do stupid things with their curiosity and allure.

I would have guessed that these waves were 8-12 feet high, but the lifeguard said they were 15-17 feet high. Either way they were impressive, and I have never seen waves so high. My belly was pulled toward my spine out of sheer tension.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but very often, as is the case with these, pictures never seem to reflect the true beauty, power, or magnitude of reality. It was a site to behold. The top picture shows the foam of a wave crashing and other cresting right behind it. Below is a nervous Maggie, not willing to go in as far as Matt. The video below might give the best perspective.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Janet August 28, 2009 at 11:08 am - Reply


  2. Anonymous August 28, 2009 at 11:45 am - Reply

    really something – only because you are all safe and here to tell about yet another adventure. Add it to your list of many adventures. So glad you were aware of belly tightened tension. 🙂

  3. Julie August 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    You must have some strong legs to stay standing in those waves!

Leave A Comment