The Calm Before Joaquin……πŸ’¦

Well, it’s ‘that’ time of year….hurricane season is upon us, so we’re battening down the hatches and preparing for Joaquin…

We’ve weathered a few storms since moving here…..evacuation is always a possibility, though we chose to stay with our house through the last one. We have a dog, and the shelters that were set up off island didn’t allow pets, so we chose to sit out the storm with our house and dog. Obviously we’ll be paying attention and hope for the best….

So, the big question is, how hard are we going to get hit…nobody knows….In the meantime, we’ve got gas for the generator, plenty of fresh water, batteries, t.p….important papers are in a waterproof tote….cash in case ATM’s are down. And there is plenty of beer and wine (it’ll be a hurricane party if Joaquin is downgraded..always an excuse for a party!). In the meantime, I’ve got stuffed pepper soup in the crockpot and homemade rolls rising…………..may as well eat good while we wait and see what Mother Nature and Joaquin are cooking up for us here on the Easten Shore…….

…..I drove out to the beach, not much left and Joaquin is still a day and a half away….but the sea is angry….

I took the video and pictures from my truck…there isn’t much beach left between the ocean and parking lot 😞 Depending on how bad the storm gets, Assateague will shut its gates……here’s hoping Joaquin weakens instead of strengthens!!

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