Thursday, September 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday : Sea and Sky



If you want to go surfing, the Adriatic coast is not the place to be. The wide flat sands mean the water is extremely shallow - in some places you can walk out for a good distance from the shore and still only be up to your knees. Put this together with the relatively enclosed geography of the sea, and if the weather is good you normally get millpond conditions.




The nine days we spent there were nearly all hot and sunny. But there was one day when the wind got up.




The area is famous for a wind known as the Bora, which blows about 40 days a year and affects both the North Italian and Croatian coasts. It's caused by an area of high pressure from the polar regions meeting warmer air from the Adriatic. It frequently gets up to over 120km an hour, and though nothing like that when we were there, was strong enough to force me off my bike.



The winds whipped up a few waves, and I was able to get these photos of the sea and the sky for Skywatch Friday. Enjoy.




If you want to see some other great photos contributed to Skywatch this week, check out this pic of the sky over a lake and mountains in Austria or this sunset over Annapurna. They make mine look feeble.

20 comments:

Linda Jacobs said...

I would love to visit that area! Your photos make it look so attractive.

Sylvia K said...

Really marvelous photos! What a lovely place! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

James said...

Your pictures bring back memories not of this place but another. I like your pictures very much.

Happy skywatching!

Babooshka said...

Perfect harmony between sky and sea.

Gaelyn said...

Awesome skies and what a contrast to the water with and without wind. Great captures.

Yan said...

Beautiful, "sea and sky", is there anything more perfect than light sparkling on water? Yan

Amy said...

Very pretty photos! It looks like a great place to visit (actually live) :)

eileeninmd said...

Great series of beach and water photos, I love the first one definitely one of my favorites.

Thomas said...

Hi Sue, thank you for visiting my blog! I will most definitely try to make some soup with my fish stock.

Lovely pictures. I used to have a balcony garden myself. I find myself missing my views of the ocean but then again, I love having 1/2 acre of land to grow on.

I hope you drop by again and I will definitely be following your blog!

Tabib said...

Beautiful sky series.
From calm and serene to wild and choppy. I like this

Regina said...

Lovely views and skies!

J Bar said...

Great greys.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Mary Delle said...

Some of the photos were so peaceful, then you brought us the excitement of the Bora. Great!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Looks like paradise!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh, I love the moody sky and sea!

magiceye said...

beautiful post with wonderful potographs

Muhammad khabbab said...

beautiful photos. The one with multiple sea tides is captivating.

LiseMari said...

Beautiful Skywatch :-)

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Fantastic photos. The Sea. Beautiful.Oh -bring back memories. Wohw. ciao Manuela

Jan said...

Fabulous photos, I love the one with the waves crashing!

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