Storm Eleanor

I took a trip to Blackpool today & braved the promenade!
Big big waves & a mighty wind blowing, it nearly blew me off my feet!
Not only me out there, quite a few of us out with our cameras. It was a tough decision to decide which one to use so I've posted two today.

I was disappointed with M&S this morning as I thought Harry & I would like stir fry for our evening meal as a change & we do love M&S stir fry.
You get 4 ingredients for £7 normally but two of the components were reduced so I ended up paying £7.05 for reduced items which was dearer than if I had paid full price! Not happy, it's not the money obviously but I have paid more so they can get rid of their almost out if date produce! Doesn't make sense but apparently that's the rule, no reduced stuff in any meal deal!

Three good things:
1. The wind didn't knock me over!
2. So lovely to see so many returning names on 365. It's like old times!
3. I've done the ironing!
very gusty. I haven't done the ironing...want to do mine too?
posted January 3rd, 2018  
@huvesaker He he no thanks!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
We have photographers and other idiots washed off our jetty during storms every year, and rescue personnel risking their life trying to retrieve them. I understand the appeal but I hope you stayed well away from any real chance of being swept to sea.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
A very visual storm ! with those huge waves bashing acros the prom -- It looks as if the wind and storm is bending the lights ( I know this is their design !)Stunning - fav
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Full of power, very good indeed Pat. wow.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Spectacular capture of the power of the storm!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Blimey Pat that's amazing! Love the wheel there too. Last time we were in Blackpool (on an August day!!) you couldn't stand upright on the Comedy Carpet so I can't imagine what it was like today!!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Fantastic shot Pat. Do take care!! Fav
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Great timing and drama here Pat! Fav.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Great shot, we didn't get the wind up here thankfully. Nice to be back.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Never mind stir fry, I surely would have been 'chicken'!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
fantastic image
posted January 3rd, 2018  
What an incredible photo Pat, I can just imagine you battling the elements in the name of 365. Fav!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
@jackie8 ha ha Jackie, all in the name of 365,
posted January 3rd, 2018  
This is an incredible capture. That wave!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Looks a very angry sky.. the tricks of the supermarkets... relabelling with a big special sticker..
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Fabulous capture of the wave and lovely against the sky, building and that very fragile looking wheel. Happy and healthy New Year Pat, to you and yours xx
posted January 3rd, 2018  
bep
Great capture, Pat. Stormy weather here too and pouring rain.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Fabulous photo! love that wave!!! :)
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Amazing sky and amazing sea and so glad you are still standing 😊😊
posted January 3rd, 2018  
A super dramatic image. Fav!! 😀
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Just look at this brilliant photo! You got all the settings right here! Amazing light and good speed choice for the wave! fav
posted January 3rd, 2018  
@maggiemae it was by chance I can assure you maggie, I just aimed wildly as the sorry was all over me blown by the wind & it was sunny, I had to wait until the sun had gone behind a cloud. I didn't know what I had got until I uploaded!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Excellent photo Pat
posted January 3rd, 2018  
That’s an amazing capture Pat. Well done.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Great shot Pat. That stormy sky looks so menacing and I love the massive wave dwarfing the wheel. It was definitely worth the trip
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wow! I simply love this dramatic scene!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Holy Moley! That is a wonderful shot - although it slightly scares me. I remember walking down there in heavy rain and it was awful...this is spectacular!!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wow, wild weather. Glad you managed to stay on your feet.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wow... awesome capture! That's a massive wave!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
A very dramatic scene Pat
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wow! Amazing shot!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
@pandorasecho I stayed well away don't worry & just behind me was the coast guard in his truck.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
@beryl Yes Beryl you're right they are supposed to be bendy!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
@seanoneill @jyokota @judithg @thistle @alansimpson @jesperani @quietpurplehaze @tracie8266 @louannwarren @gijsje @willowdragon @sarah19 @carolmw @suesmith @kwiksilver @countrylassie @onewing @kwind @susiemc @snowy @loweygrace

I started off thanking you all individually but got bogged down half way. Younare all fantastic with your lovely comments & faves, than planned you so much!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
@ruthmouch Thanks Ruth & a happy new year to you too!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
@julzmaioro b. Yes I told the woman there should be a sticker saying reduced food not in the food deal.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Amazing huge waves.
posted January 4th, 2018  
another one....fabulous. FAV
posted January 4th, 2018  
Yikes
posted January 4th, 2018  
Wow! Powerful waves!
posted January 4th, 2018  
such huge waves. Hope you didnt get too close
posted January 4th, 2018  
Great capture of the huge waves - you were brave! Fav
posted January 4th, 2018  
A stunning shot! Truly awesome!
posted January 4th, 2018  
@nickspicsnz @jpvona @jgpittenger @calm @cruiser @lyndamcg @peggysirk

Thank you ladies, I also,think I was quite brand as anyone who knows me well knows I am rather frightened of the sea so to even walk round the corner & faced with the sea in all its full fury was enough to give me nightmares! We live more than seven miles from the sea & high up on a small hill so well out of danger from flooding. The river yesterday was very full as it's hight tide time so it actuallyy looked as though the sea was coming in!
posted January 4th, 2018  
Oh wow, what weather and what a shot!!
posted January 4th, 2018  
What an impressive image. Great timing and I’m pleased you stayed on your feet.
posted January 4th, 2018  
Wow! What an amazing capture!
posted January 4th, 2018  
Very dramatic and awesome photo. FAV
posted January 4th, 2018  
awesome and dramatic PAt
posted January 4th, 2018  
Fantastically dramatic shot! Not a typical Blackpool scene!
posted January 5th, 2018  
Whoa! awesome capture! fav
posted January 6th, 2018  
@leananiemand @dide @bizziebeeme @essiesue @phil_howcroft @yorkshirekiwi @lynnz

I keep seeing new comments on this photo, so many thanks for your interest, comments & faves, truly grateful!
posted January 6th, 2018  
Fabulous shot!
posted January 6th, 2018  
@helly31 Thank you Helen.
posted January 7th, 2018  
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