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.