Friday, September 24, 2010

Harvest moon and Jupiter

The harvest moon rising Tuesday night with a bright Jupiter in tow and a cruise ship on the horizon. Sorry for the poor quality photo but it was a sight worth sharing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Windy September

It's been an unusually windy September and the surf has been too rough the last week to take advantage of the mullet run and the great fishing. Beach is looking good nevertheless with all the sea oats filled out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Beach Sailing

Daytona allows cars on the beach. Not here. We have... my friend, Dennis, sailing his Blokart down a deserted south Cocoa Beach at low tide today under beautiful skies.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Giant surf today

The 20 mile buoy this morning is reading 12.8 feet at 17.4 seconds. That's a strong deep water swell coming from Hurricane Earl as it churns by less than 400 miles offshore. The picture above that I took before sunrise at 3rd Street South doesn't do the size justice but, trust me, it's big and out of control. We should see some erosion but the swell will be gone quickly as the storm rushes towards New England and the Maritime Provinces.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Welcome fall

The onshore winds of fall bring lots of flotsam from the ocean onto the beach. Right now there is a good mix of stuff coming ashore. Moon jellyfish and sargassum above from the beach yesterday. The hard disks of the jellyfish pictured above are only the most durable parts of the jellyfish that remain after being tossed in the surf and the sand. They are completely transparent, quite rigid and harmless.