Winter here in Fort Bragg on the northern coast of California can be very stormy with heavy seas. Our coastguard is the only coastguard from San Francisco to Eureka – a long stretch of coast.
My previous post featured photos by R L Vargas. Twas he who took these three photos of the coastguard operating in stormy seas. Click on a photo to see full size.
Coastguard leaving Noyo harbour
Coastguard leaving the breakwater in Noyo harbour
Coastguard in open water
I have been lucky enough to see the Fort Bragg based coastguard practicing in heavy seas but once ……. and I didn’t have my camera with me. No matter, I got lucky and got my paws on these three pics …….. which are MUCH better than would have been my feeble efforts. Click on the photos to see full size
Everyone strapped in leaving Noyo harbour
Approaching the end of breakwater with the sea running
Taking a big one head on