I'll see you in my dreams. -Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter
|Fall of an OC icon - the Inlet foghorn light|
WOW! I'm not quite sure what to think about this hurricane. The reporting seemed to leave many in a state of fear. Phrases like "killer hurricane" and "storm of the century" had 'em running that's for sure. Not that I disagree with emergency readiness as I am a definite believer in the phrase "success favors the prepared mind"... most of the time anyway. The evacuation of shoreline towns up and down the coast, Ocean City, MD included; very prudent decisions. But, either we had a near miss, we got lucky and God was watchin', or somebody was full of $hit! Hmmmm- A&B, or all of the above? Hmmmmmmmmm...
|Dead tree falling|
Regardless, the most I had in the 'Bury was a dead tree fallen. Bonfire! Taking the opportunity in front of me, my camera, and my 7'4" Shell, I headed down to the coast.
|Chauncey's Surf Shop - 31st St.|
In town, one week short of Labor Day- you couldn't help but feel like the 2nd Season was upon us. Scant traffic and boarded up resort businesses as a result of the storm's evac.
A charged session, and enough juice to go around. Rides that got my adrenalin flowin'. This is what this season provides. This is what you watch the reports for. As a surfer this is what it's all about. Hurricane Season on the Right Coast. Goodnight Irene.