We don’t have high surf here normally, but get a hurricane stoking thngs up – even from a thousand miles away – and the waves pick up and so do the surfers. By 6:30 am this morning the parking lot just before the causeway was full. That’s in part because the causeway was closed to vehicles, but most of these cars and trucks belonged to surfers and they were heading one of two directions – either to the Horseneck Campground and beach, or out to Gooseberry – way out – carrying their boards the whole way.
One look at Bar Rock and you knew what the attraction was!
There were moments on the causeway when shallow water streamed around my feet. Not dangerous, of course, but very wet 😉
Still, life went on as usual. As the surfers vanished over the first hill I noticed this woman cheerfully gathering Honeysuckle flowers.
And for some reason there were simply hundreds of spider webs, all of the same classic design and roughly the size of your hand or a bit larger. Quite beautiful because if nothing else, they captured the fog.
So were these usually there and because the air was usually drier I haven’t noticed them? Hardy seems likely – but then, why so many all of a sudden? I puzzled over this, but mostly I puzzled about where the surfers had gone. They had long since vanished into the mist ahead of me. But then as I headed down the little path to the southeast beach just past the towers, I saw them.
And tomorrow? Well, tomorrow we’ll be greeting Irene – or what’s left of her.