Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Calm Before the Storm....

As Hurricane Irene barrels up the east coast in our direction we are having a day of calm here in Hyannis on Cape Cod...
The beaches are quiet and mostly empty....not even a gull to be seen....
though there are lifeguards on duty....
Many, many boats have been taken out of the water already and others are being taken out today though some will ride out the storm on their moorings....
The bath house and snack bar are open but the windows are being boarded up....
the parking lot is mostly empty....there is no wind so even the usual wind surfers are not here....
on this last weekend of August there is an eerie feeling all around...

as we wait to see what Irene has in store for us....

2 comments:

  1. stay safe Mary. dont go surfing those waves. I heard the storm is downgraded, but still...along the beach it will still be wild.

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  2. thanks, Suki--we are ready but I have the feeling this has been overplayed for our area. We'll know for sure tomorrow--and we are still under a hurricane warning for the south coast...which is where I am ;-)

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