Mom was disappointed not to find even a single shell - but we did meet a lovely lady on the beach who Mom stopped to talk too. She worked as a meteorologist for the Navy for 22 years and she came over to say hi because she had a sheltie a few years ago and recognized us. She told Mom that they only opened the beach to the public again yesterday because of the strong rip currents and storm surges this past week. She also told Mom she went down on Sunday and saw LOTS of shells washed up but the military police wouldn't let anyone on the beach and of coarse they have all washed back out to sea or been buried under the sand now.
We took LOTS of photo's today and remember you can click on them to see them bigger. We also got to see a submarine leaving the base today - it was flying a flag Mom didn't recognize and an American flag so we are not sure where it is from. Mom was also happy to see the "Mayport Feral Kitties" all survived - we saw a couple sitting on the breakwater and found they rest of them over near the RV park.
Oh we forgot to mention - around our neighborhood most of the damage is just tree and fence related. Mom says the fence builders must be rubbing their hands with glee at all the work they are going to be having for the next month of so. A lot of houses lost roof tiles but only small amounts like 10 or 20 tile each although we did see a couple of places that had half to three quarters of all their tiles gone. The neighborhood across the street from us still doesn't have power but they will hopefully by the end of the day. The big problem with the power was the amount of tree limbs and trees that fell breaking the lines. Not having had any real major storms for the last 10 years - trees have been busily growing bigger in all that time and they hadn't really done a good job of keeping them trimmed and away from power lines - lesson learned as the CEO of the power company said on the news last night.
|Lots of sea grass washed up|
|Looks like a piece of someone's dock|
|So many good smells in this stuff|
|Comeon Mom - this stuff is great to roll on!|
|Still windy here - the birds are grounded|
|Poor dead deer - mmmmmm salted venison jerky!|
|What happened to my sandy beach near the breakwater?|
|Getting to the rocks isn't easy|
|This use to be a sand dune !|
|Mayport Kitty - just chill-laxin|
|Submarine leaving the Mayport Base|
|Another view of the submarine|