I’m not sure if this image is necessarily a ‘best of’ or more of a memorable shot for the amount of power (and subsequent damage) that it captures. On March 3rd, a major Nor’Easter was finally moving offshore after slamming New England with record wind and storm surges. This area of Front Street would end up sustaining incredible damage as did other ocean facing spots around town.
Before anyone could assess the damage from the storm however, it’s waves were on full display at high tide and many people had gathered on Front Street to marvel at the power of Mother Nature. It’s quite rare to see waves cresting at the height of the road in this section of town, let alone seeing large waves inside the harbor racing toward the guard rails.
As much for the memory of the storm as for this capture of its sheer power, the image of Front Street nearly becoming part of the ocean is my fifth favorite of 2018.