Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Batten down

The last two days have brought very high winds and surf to the island. As you can see in this photo, the water swept slightly past the sand fencing at high tide.

Wind gusts have been in excess of 40 mph and that was not even at the beach, but in Gulf Breeze. High tides have been almost two feet higher than normal.

Waves have reported been from 7 - 12 feet high. Long time residents have probably experienced this before, but it's the first time I've seen it when it was not associated with a tropical storm.

Now please excuse me while I go floss the sand out of my teeth, toss my gritty contacts, and tame my Irish hair.

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