The computer models are looking more favorable for us now, but we plan to put up our hurricane shutters and possibly hunker down on the island. Hopefully we will escape a mandatory evacuation, although Santa Rosa County issued one for Navarre Beach earlier today:
Santa Rosa County officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for Evacuation Zones A & B including all mobile homes, RV parks, campgrounds, those living in low-lying areas and all of Navarre Beach beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, August 27.
I was happy to be able to complete my Ft. Pickens patrol this morning. As always, the island is most beautiful before the storm, as this rosy sunrise shows.
There was a lot of bird activity
...and one crazy fisherman!
Unfortunately the surf is already rough enough to erode the beach and our remaining, unhatched sea turtles nests are at high risk.