You know the drill. And I fully expect Tillerman to beat everyone to the punch. In fact, I’ll be very disappointed if he doesn’t. Very. Disappointed. Don’t let me down, Tillerman.
This image is a tiny crop of the full photograph. The setup:
- I left the house at 3:30 AM yesterday to catch sunrise photos in southern Maryland.
- It was still too dark when I arrived at the boat to do anything, so I searched further afield.
- I spotted this at a favorite haunt of ours and was impressed by the size of the waves; to give you a sense of scale, the waves are big enough to flip a center-console powerboat.
- It is high-tide.
- I am looking south.
- This site has a number of boating accidents each year due to the phenomena in the above image.
What is it?
As usual, Tillerman gnaws at it like a pit bull until he nails the answer — Point Lookout.
This is the reason behind the lighthouse and flashing marker at Point Lookout — the confluence bar where the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay meet. Below are some old images I took a few years ago when we went out to it with our Hobie Tandem Island. The confluence bar is just sand — not a reef or rocks. And because it’s sand, it has ebbs and flows due to storms, tides, seasons, etc.