To be honest, Sandy Beach is off my radar for stormy waves. The flat long beach encourages great rolling waves, but unless you have perfect light – Government Dock offers more drama. On Tuesday, the wind had been howling all night, and with gusts of up to 50km/h. All night I tossed and turned with the gusts, hoping that the day would break with sunlight and more wind. Well, I got 2/3rds of my wishes; wind but cloudy with sunny breaks. I headed down to Government Dock but passed by the turnoff. The tantalizing glimpses of Lake Superior through the river valley showed waves highlighted by the sun. My thought was to get a picture of the bay – but the light was – not so good. Since I was almost there, I went on to Sandy Beach, just for the heck of it. I pulled in at the far end of the beach where the cottage that fell into the river during the storm of 2012. Walking down to the beach, I captured the waves breaking not only on the beach, but along the rocky shoreline. In between photos, I tried to warm my fingers. Finally I had to retreat to the truck to warm up. My next stop – Government Dock!