Gales, Storms and Hurricanes of 2017
Continuing with my look back of the past year, here are some of my favourite storm shots. The first is from the Great South Wall in Poolbeg, Co. Dublin during an unnamed gale - lots more shots here. Next, a tree blown down during Storm Doris, being cleared between Shankill and Bray - more shots here. Doris was quickly followed by Ewan although it was fairly minor on Dublin. Here is a shot of its effect on traffic at the Wooden Bridge on Bull Island - more here. Finally, there was the biggie - Hurricane Ophelia. I heeded the red alert warnings and stayed indoors during the worst of it. While it wasn't as bad in Dublin as feared, it was a strange beast compared to our normal storms with its prolonged powerful warm gusts interspersed with calmer periods. In the evening, as it was calming down, I headed down to Bray Harbour where, despite all the warnings, I saw this guy getting far too close to the waves to shoot with his phone. I was safely on the opposite pier well back from the waves.
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