Sunday, August 23, 2009

After Bill

Bill came and went, and it wasn't too, too bad. Didn't lose power, but some people around here did. Lots of leaves down in my yard, but this time I didn't lose any big branches, so I was happy.
There was one branch in my yard, but that came across my hedge from the neighbor's yard, and it wasn't too big. There were a few branches down in the graveyard across the road, too.
The sun even came out at times in the afternoon.
We went for a drive after supper to look at the waves that were still churning. Hubs and the boys weren't as close to the water as what it looks like.
The causeway always takes a beating during tropical storms and hurricanes, but this time it got totally destroyed. The ocean is on one side, you drive across this little causeway, and there is a lake right on the other side. So it's just a road between two bodies of water. Years ago when I was a kid there was a rock wall (well, like sand dunes but made of rocks) that was high enough that when you drove across the causeway and looked to the ocean side all you saw was rocks. Over the years storms beat it down, and they used to go out and rebuild the wall. Now they don't, and there's barely anything left, so I don't know what they expect come storm time. Waves wash right across the road into the lake, taking rocks and whatever else with it. Now they've got a major repair to do.
My babysitter's mother has a video clip on Facebook of the causeway during the storm. There are two ladies walking out to it. The camera goes kinda haywire, then it comes back, and you can see a wave had come across the road and into the lake. The ladies are gone. One of them got totally washed into the lake. Luckily the babysitter's father and another man got her out, and she escaped with only cuts and bruises. Bet they both realize that was a rather silly thing to do.
I'll leave you with a short clip I took around noontime of the wind and rain.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

That washed away road is incredible! It's amazing what mother nature can do! Glad you didn't get hit too bad though.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

It was a wild old day , yesterday, eh? Glad it is over -- whatta mess!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Wow, that causeway will take a lot of work to rebuild! I agree, that was a silly thing for those ladies to do, but sometimes morbid curiosity gets the better of us. Glad you guys didn't get hit too bad.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Thought about you on Sunday, glad it wsn't as bad as expected . Great photos !

5:08 PM  
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11:06 PM  

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