Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sunny Skies

Checking in quickly to say thanks for all the nice comments on my new scarf and to let you know that all is well here with the weather.

Hurricane Gustav did not effect our area, except to churn up the Gulf and cause higher than normal tides. We tried to drive on Matagorda Beach on Monday. The tide was out (I think), but the water was still high enough that it forced us to drive near the dunes where the sand was too fluffy for our four-wheel drive Jeep. We turned around before we got stuck.

Later in the day, beach access was being denied to all but four-wheel drive vehicles and even then they were discouraging people from attempting it. The water was up higher than it was in the morning. We were told that someone was stuck 13 miles down the beach. I'm not sure if they were trapped by the water or if they were stuck in the sand. Either way, it's a long hike out!

I didn't get any pictures of the beach Monday. All the pictures in this post were taken last Thursday. You can see the water was calm and beautiful then--the prettiest I've ever seen it. Monday it was rougher, but not violent. Surfing conditions were favorable and many surfers were there to take advantage of it.

It's proving to be a very active hurricane season, so we'll continue to keep a watchful eye on the Gulf and be prepared to leave if we need to. This is the way of life when you live near the Gulf of Mexico.

13 comments:

  1. You make life in the Gulf look worth the worry. That beach is beautiful!

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  2. I love the wildflowers! I clicked over to your blog when I finished posting on mine.... surprise!!!! We are on the same wavelength, only in different parts of the country.

    So, what is on your needles?

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  3. Glad to hear that you and yours are okay.

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  4. I'm so glad that all is well in your area! Thank God!
    I sure wouldn't want to get stuck on the beach in the sand or in the water. Yikes!
    Take care!

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  5. I'm so glad to hear there was no really bad weather there --- and you're right, the water looks so pretty in those pictures!!

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  6. Up here in the northeast end of Texas, we're getting rain and wind from traces of Gustav. It's been nice. I don't know what it is about rainy days, but I never feel so guilty about just sitting and knitting. When the weather is nice, I always feel I should be up doing something, but not when it's raining. ;-)

    I'm glad you didn't have any problems there!

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  7. Glad you're safe...your pictures make me want to visit our closest body of water, Lake St. Clair. It's way over 90 today...maybe another day.

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  8. So glad to hear you'll are fine! You have such beautiful places all around you, I always enjoy your pics. Thank you for sharing.

    We were hoping Gustav would bring us more rain, but nada. It's so hot and humid, I am still hoping for rain, though.

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  9. Glad you didn't get any of Gustav. Not sure how I feel about living so close to the Gulf! These hurricanes are a little rough! But all is well...power will be restored!

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  10. Glad to hear the weather didn't create too much havoc in your area and that you are safe.

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  11. Beautiful pictures, of both the scenery and your knitting! Makes me wish I would get more serious about knitting. I enjoy your blog. I went geocaching with my son once, and it was a blast! What a fun hobby.

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  12. It's good to know that you are well.

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  13. Your pictures are just lovely. I love the sun shining through that shawl.

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~Tracy