Not Today You're Not (Going Swimming)

Not Today You’re Not (Going Swimming)

Sometimes, the open water is simply turgid, too rough and too turbulent, a bit on the angry side.

With winds and tides, the shores can be barriers against the stormy seas.

Such was the day in Newcastle, a small town in County Down, Northern Ireland. The seaside resort that lies on the Irish Sea coast was anything but placid and tranquil today.

Photo by Jacqueline Galway.

Additional very dramatic photos of the coastline being hit are posted here and here by the Telegraph.

Note: This article was posted before understanding that Britain’s coast was unfortunately being battered by 30-foot waves in a fiercely destructive storm: read more here.

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Steven Munatones