'emergency post' for Hurricane Irene
Last night (Aug 27) was filled with heavy rain and wind blasts. Tree limbs blew down around town. Water filled street drains. I didn't see much other damage, but I wasn't out for long.
I rode down Egypt to the Maidstone Club, the prime viewing spot for storms. As I got closer to the beach the wind force got appreciably stronger. In the the end
I believe that the gusts were 60-75 mph, based on conditions I have been in before.
Note the water in the Parking lot and the flooded walkway.
Cabanas holding tight.
Down at the dune it was constant wind. I had to hide behind the dune to just snap a pic. Spray and spume flew over the dune with the occasional spray from the breaking surf.
You can see the driven water. I got thoroughly wet. Actually it is more comfortable offshore.
The sun, which I have been waiting for, is ooching out from its 9:00 spot behind the solid nebbia.
The air was riven with a combination of salt and fresh water in the wind, I barely had to pedal on my way back home with 50 mph of following breeze.