Sand Fences along the barrier dunes. On the Northern Outer Banks, they are usually positioned east west on the dunes to protect against Nor’Easters which in the normal course of events cause more damage to the beach and dunes than hurricanes. I was attracted to these by the slant of the slats picking up the morning sun. Lots of footprints but no people to be reckoned with this time of year. Thanks for the look and have a great week.
The beach at Kitty Hawk on a very sunny, hazy day. These steps hanging from over the top of the barrier dune give you a pretty good idea of what storms do to the beach on the Outer Banks. Generally speaking, Nor’Easters are worse than hurricanes in that regard because they take so much sand away with their constant grinding wind and surf.
I have an ulterior motive for posting this. I’m hoping that through osmosis, this might trigger some better weather. Hey you do what you can do right? Eastern North Carolina has been blasted for the better part of two days now by wicked storms including quite a few tornadoes. Lots of folks have been devastated and many growers have lost their livelihoods; strawberry growers in particular. In that regard we’re quite blessed. Hope better weather is greeting you this afternoon. Thanks for the look and have a great evening.
The walkway to the Gazebo and the interior were victims of one of the more recent hurricanes that have blasted through here. Might have been Irene. Now its just a landmark along the shore of the Currituck Sound. I must have waited for 15 or 20 minutes for the sun glow on the water to reach the point I wanted. One of my better shots from the winter I think. Nikon D600/ 24-120 f4 lens.
Lots of nasty weather blowing through here tonight. Time was, we only worried about Hurricanes here. Now with the crazy weather, Tornadoes are becoming much more common. There were several warnings this evening. It’s like somebody moved Kansas to North Carolina. When did that happen?
Thanks for the look in and have a great weekend.