Yellow Flag at the Beach

Yellow Flag at the Beach at Cocoa Beach, Florida

The lifeguards at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, Florida, were flying the yellow flag at the beach when we were there in July. Which isn’t horrible. The yellow flag technically means “medium hazard, moderate surf and/or currents.” Nothing to keep us out of the water. And as you can see, the lifeguards were at their station, and they didn’t have to go out and save anyone that we saw, so things weren’t too bad.

Those clouds, on the other hand, made things look like they might be bad. And in fact, both days that we were there, the clouds brought rain. On one of those days, a lifeguard was going around telling everyone that a storm was coming and that they might want to think about taking cover. Which I thought was nice, even though it was rather obvious to some of us from looking at the clouds.

And on one of those days when the clouds were really dark, we were heading out to the car quickly, knowing that rain was coming. On the way, we met people just then walking out to the beach, toting their umbrella and pulling their rolling cooler. We overheard them saying, “Well I guess those clouds are a little dark.” You think? If that wasn’t a clue to them, maybe all of the people heading to their cars were a clue. Or maybe the thunder was a clue.

Then again, maybe not. Some people just don’t seem to recognize the obvious.

About the photo:
A single RAW exposure, processed in Adobe Lightroom. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Canon EOS-M
Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm

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