Between assignments yesterday, the desk heard a call about a possible stranded dolphin over the scanner, but we didn’t know where. Since I was already out, I combed the coast from Southie on down. Strangest thing, as I was getting close to the shore, there was some of the densest fog I’ve ever seen, and most of the beachgoers on an otherwise beautiful spring day were all going in the opposite direction.
I never did find that dolphin, but I did manage to run into this guy, Gary, who was grounded because of the fog and was waiting for his buddy Mike to come in from their fishing trip. Luckily, parking was ample, so I was able to hop out of the car and snap off a few frames of Gary in the fog. Good thing I did, because once I wrapped up, the sun started to burn off the fog, just as quickly as it had rolled in.
5.23.2010 — BOSTON — Gary O'Brien, of South Boston, waits at the shore of Boston Harbor at M Street Beach for his friend, Mike Nee, also of South Boston, who was caught in a fast-moving fog that caught and chased many beachgoers from the water. O'Brien was forced to come ashore using his compass, only seeing dry land when he ran aground.
As I alluded to in my last post, I was in Pensacola, Fla., a few weeks ago for the wedding of two of my best friends, the new Mr. and Mrs. PJ Cheng!
Anyway, thanks to another friend of ours, we were all set up in some awesome suites along Pensacola Beach, which allowed for some pretty cool quasi-aerial photos of the beach from our balconies. It’s too bad the weather was so cold — it was warmer in Boston when I got back — otherwise, it would have been perfect for such a beautiful location.
Here’s a shot I got after waking up the morning after the wedding.
Cold day on Pensacola Beach.