During my nine years living on the Northern California coast, I experienced some awesome storms. Rain, wind, high surf, road closures, power outages…even watched the Coast Guard perform some dramatic rescues. Coastal storms are one thing you just go through to experience the rush of living near the Pacific.
During the fall of 2016, one such storm swept an old fishing boat up on the beach. The Verna A II ended up stuck in the sand on the beach near me. She sat there for several weeks drawing lots of attention. As suddenly as she appeared, she disappeared at high tide one night. Before the ocean took her back, I got down there with my Nikon F2AS and 50/1.4 Nikkor.