I apologize to the dial up people for putting on 2 pictures, but you've got to see both of these to fully appreciate either of them. This is the same location, but one is with the water crashing up against the cliff and the other is with the water running down the cliff after the crash.
I took this at MacKenzie State Park, yesterday. We went here with Tom and Linda, but we had a really full day that day and didn't have time to stay here very long. I love the way the waves crash in and splash all over the cliffs. It's so hard to get a good picture, though, because you don't know it's going to be a 'big one' until it hits and the camera just isn't that quick. I usually get the run off like in the one picture. Yesterday, though, there would be a big 'BOOM' right before the big crashing wave, so I was able to get the splashing one. It's such a spectacular sight and I love to be able to catch it with the camera, so I can see it again and again.
Today we are taking it easy. Well, I've done 2 loads of laundry, but we're not doing any hiking. I needed a rest day after the last two days. We were talking with Harry yesterday about what it is about the ocean that people love so much. Everyone seems to be intrigued by it. I think what is so awesome about it is that it is even better than the Energizer bunny; it never lets up or stops. It just keeps on coming in and going out. Somehow that is comforting to me. It gives me hope that nothing is final; we will always keep on going in one form or another. It's a pattern in the plan and it brings me comfort and courage. I love being able to watch it from the side; I remember times in Japan at the beach when we'd RIDE those waves all day. What great memories. I thank God for the experience, the memories and the ability to see those waves today! (You know I have these cataracts that I was afraid would hinder my vision in Hawaii. I'm using some drops and I think they must be helping. I can see pretty well; certainly well enough that I'm not going to go home and spend $8,000 to have them fixed. These drops are supposed to dissolve the cataracts . . . hmmm . . . could it really be working? Thank you, God!