There is such an uneasy feeling as we wait to see what this hurricane will do....we are ready as we can be. This morning, I was awake really early with all sorts of what-ifs running through my head, so in order to still the voices, I got in the car and drove to the lighthouse for sunrise. it was just so magnificent.
The parking lot was still filled with dish trucks from the TV stations as it was last night after work (photo below).
Hurricane warning flags at the lighthouse.
Because the dish trucks had such bright spotlights shining, I decided to drive to another nearby beach to enjoy solitude and better light. This is Claflin Landing facing east across to the barrier beach. I was still not to find my silence. See that car on the left? Those guys had driven right up and over the beach and headed to the water, getting the car royally stuck in the sand. One of the nearby press people went over to help as they were right at the water's edge. The occupants stumbled out of the car, quite drunk and toting all their beer. The press fellow was able to back the car up and start to get it off the beach but it got stuck again. At that point I left but it was pretty funny.
To the right there was a small group of press people set up on the beach getting ready to broadcast. One of the guys came over and told me my dress matched the sunrise and offered to take a photo with my camera. He did a good job....even if I was a bit breeze blown.
The scene at the lighthouse yesterday at 5:15 pm or so. Traffic jam of people and press. Hurricane warning flags flying at left.
It's now nearly 11 am and we have had very heavy tropical feeling air all morning with very ominous skies. Now we are beginning to have very heavy episodes of rain. Not sure when they will close the office so here I am. All is ready at LM's for me to arrive and he did procure the portable toilet....priorities, you know. Ms G is hiding upstairs as the plumbers are in the house working on the bathroom.
Thank you, thank you for all the concern...stay tuned. Everyone have a great Labor Day weekend.