Just another day in the paradise of Pensacola Beach, FL
I had big plans okay. The road to hell blah blah blah…so here I am, living the dream. A small cottage a block from the Intracoastal Waterway…a little place I call My Blue Heaven. I’ve settled in and it is appropriately messy.
I have been here since August or September of last year…why I choose to move in the hottest part of the year is beyond me…it just seems to happen that way…August has always been a month of change for me…I’ve set up many birdfeeders and have regular visitors to them…I will be posting pictures eventually but as I have to get up at the ass crack of dawn tomorrow and I have thousands of pictures, it’s not going to happen tonight.
I’m in a committed relationship…well he doesn’t know about it but I may be committed to an institution soon. I actually like this kind of relationship of course it has its drawbacks…like no dates and no sex but I always win the arguments…mostly because he doesn’t know we are arguing. When he’s says “Thank you, Angie, You’re awesome”, I’m sure he means, “I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you”…sigh…he’s such a romantic..
Work is good, busy, crazy…just the way I like it…not too much drama and what drama there is is usually brief and I am in no way involved…
Well, 4:30a is in a few hours so g’night.
La Jument, Breton, France
One of those infamous storms on the Iroise Sea happened on 21 December 1989. A front of low pressure coming from Ireland brought gale force winds and huge waves of 20 to 30 metres high which crashed spectacularly against the lighthouse.
The waves smashed through the lower windows of the lighthouse, ripped the front door, flooded the tower and washed away the furniture. Lighthouse keeper Théodore Malgorn decided to take refuge up in the lantern room while waiting to be rescued.
La Jument’s poster print has sold well over one million copies, making the Breton lighthouse the most famous lighthouse print in the world.About the same time, photographer Jean Guichard was in Lorient hiring a helicopter to take aerial pictures of the storm. Guichard wanted to fly over the Iroise Sea despite extremely dangerous flying conditions.
The helicopter made it to La Jument and hovered around for Guichard to take shots of the waves pounding the lighthouse. Inside the tower, Théodore Malgorn heard what he thought was his rescue helicopter and hurried downstairs to open the door.
At that very moment, a giant wave rose over the rear of the lighthouse and Guichard took his world-famous shot as the wave smashed against the tower. Théodore Malgorn, suddenly realising that a giant wave was about to engulf the structure, rushed back inside just in time to safe his life.
Jean Guichard’s 1989 dramatic storm photo shots became an instant hit and earned him the World Press Photo award. La Jument appeared on newspapers and magazines all around the world and Guichard went on to publish a best selling book about lighthouses and a collection of poster prints.
The Osprey are back! They have been away for the winter and returned within the last 7 days. I am so excited! I saw 3 nesting pair at Ft. Pickens as well as one building a nest on a cell tower near Davis Hwy. The GBH are also rebuilding their nests in the area. I have seen several pair at Ft. Pickens and I saw a pair today at a little swamp off John Sims Pkwy in Niceville. This little swamp also appears to be a roosting area for White Egrets.
I will be heading back out to Ft. Pickens today since we finally have some sunshine to see if I can get some good shots and good count of both species as well as Tern and Gull information. I love the Gulf Coast and Florida.
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