This was a rainy day, as you can tell from the water standing in our driveway.
I think we had around 1 1/4", but I'm guessing there was more in other parts of the island. There was a lot of thunder and lightning too.
We went out late this afternoon, after it had calmed down to only a sprinkle, to get a couple things at Jerry's Grocery.
Then we decided to drive over to West Gulf Drive to see what the high surf had done to the beach. We wanted to go earlier today, but didn't because of the rain.
We pulled in at Access 5 to park, and were shocked to see how fast this new house had gone up. Last time we were at this access, the lot had been cleared and an area marked off for the house. I've always thought this was the prettiest beach access on WGD, but I'm afraid that's changed. This house is huge and it goes from one side of the lot all the way to the house on the other side. Maybe it will look different after landscaping is done.
Small pool for such a big house??
Seems the high surf brought in a lot of sand instead of eroding the beach.
This turtle nest appears to have been washed over with the high surf. :(
This rock caught my attention because it looks like a prehistoric fish fossil to me. :) I even had to carry it home with me. Yes, I pick up some strange stuff.
There were shells up at higher tide lines and much of that had been there for quite some time.
Right in front of Access 6, people had dug deep holes at least a couple months ago and folks are still digging there, making them wider and deeper.
The rain got heavier and it was time to go.