Sea Spray and windy days


Although the house is shaking with 60 mph gusts and we have seen a few full moon high tides which consumed roads and flooded beyond the bounds of the marshes, this winter has been, thus far, a relatively mild one by Scituate standards.

This town faces northeast on the Atlantic coast and so takes the brunt of storms howling down from the Gulf of Maine and further up, and with marshes and rivers wrapping through the town even an average moon tide rates as flood worth.

Like most folks down here I love the tides and waves, that weather is a matter of relevance in daily life, and the sea is such a part of our consciousness. And I must admit I do enjoy the austere humbling beauty of the storms.