9.15.2005

Emerald Isle made it through Hurricane Ophelia!

Well, Dave and I didn't get much sleep last night due to the hurricane... it sounded like our roof was being ripped off, the power was out, it was black as pitch outside, and there was no end to the storm in sight, it was impossible to sleep, unless you were one of our spoiled cats!...

Dave snapped some pics, and video clips during and after Ophelia known...
You will find Dave's blog posts: here...

I'm not exactly looking forward to all the yard cleanup, but I'm grateful to still have a yard and a home left that requires the extra effort. Some folks weren't so fortunate....

I'll miss the marina docks in Harbor Marina a few blocks away, the piling are still there, but the docks themselves are completely gone. One of the news sourced that we read today quoted the owner of the marina saying he has a family member in the dock building business, and he plans on rebuilding.

I guess that there will always be trade offs for living in such a beautiful place: Emerald Isle, NC. The community may know the true meaning of the word neighbor. The air may be clean, and the coastal views, and wildlife may be breathtaking.
But sometimes nature must remind us that our lives can change drastically and literally overnight. We face the possibility of hurricanes several times a year, we can't imagine calling anywhere else home.
We feel like this is where we belong.....

1 comment:

kalisekj said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!