Afternoon along the Currituck Sound in Eastern, North Carolina.
Time to start packing bug spray with a high deet factor if you’re headed this way. The dreaded flies are back on patrol for some nice juicy human to much on. I make it a point to wear long sleeve shirts this time of the year. People look at me like am nuts …….until they get stung.
A rather dramatic scene playing out on the beach at Southern Shores as storm clouds push east over the ocean. The view here is to the southwest showing the enormous barrier dunes. The dunes are so tall in many spots that only the rooftops of two story ocean front houses are visible from the tide line. Further south on the Outer Banks, the line of barrier dunes has been depleted leaving homes and highway 12 vulnerable to ocean over-wash. On this visit, I noticed many new sand fences had been erected along the dune line aimed at holding the sand and vegetation in place during storms, particularly Nor’Easters which do more damage to the coast than Hurricanes.
One of hundreds of Sandpiper like birds scurrying about the beach feeding on small Sand Crabs. They had the beach to themselves. The Labor Day Weekend crowds had long departed. Shot this shortly after Sunrise which of course puts the light behind the bird creating quite a light challenge. Nikon D90 w/ 300mm