7/29/09

WW: Nature - All Within 24 Hours

What a difference a day makes! This is a beautiful stretch of beach near the Garden City/Surfside Beach line where South Carolina meets the Atlantic Ocean. Such beautiful colors and the wonderful sound of the waves rolling to the shore.




This photo below was taken within 24 hours and from the same spot, although facing a different direction. Hundreds of volunteers joined in rescue efforts to find a missing 13-year-old drowning victim. He was from Maryland and was with teammates for a baseball tournament in the Myrtle Beach area . It's now a week later and his body has still not been recovered.

On the very same afternoon, just a few miles away at Pawley's Island, a young father drowned while trying to save his son.

Nature - so beautiful, so mysterious and totally uncontrollable.
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14 comments:

Banteringblonde said...

what an interesting series of pictures. And yes nature is interesting and scary at times.

Sarah said...

What tragic stories. How awful. Beautiful beach pictures though.

WackyMummy said...

Beautiful beach, but yes, wild and unpredictable. The ocean scares the stuffing out of me, so I keep my distance.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jennifer said...

That is so sad. I'm terrified of something like this happening to one of my kids.

Indrani said...

Beautiful beach shots. Love the reflection of light. :)

(Hampi is in Karnataka, India. The link is given in that post.)

Indrani said...

I am really sorry for the family. (I got carried away by the first two shots.)

jams o donnell said...

A beautiful place but nature is a terrible beauty sadly

Sandee said...

So very true and so very sad as well.

You got honorable mention in my Caption This post from yesterday. Hubby picked the top three. Thanks for playing along.

Have a terrific day. :)

margarethall said...

Out of such beauty comes heartache...A shame that the child has not been found and the other father died....
However, your picture of the shore was serene...

Thanks for sharing...

Syd said...

There have been so many drownings this summer. I've read that the increased rip currents have been tied to a shift in the North Atlantic Oscillation.

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . {aka Crunchie Mummy} said...

That's so sad.

Susanne said...

So sad for those families! The ocean is so gorgeous and full of fun yet so dangerous.

Thank you for the blog visit. It was nice to "meet" you!

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. How the numbers grow!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh the sadness takes my breath away.
I had not heard about this. So tragic.

 
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