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As Hurricane Jose swung up the East Coast of the US in September of 2017 and slammed into the Outer Banks portion of North Carolina that juts out into the Atlantic, those of us who had chosen to spend our vacation there held our breath and crossed our fingers. Our house in the Corolla / Whalehead area was situated right on the ocean front. It was a home we'd enjoyed visiting for many years and we were delighted to revisit. That we would be riding out a hurricane with her hadn't been in our plans, but we knew it would make for an exciting week we'd never forget.
Even after Jose left the area and the skies began to clear, the choppy sea and the waves crashing over themselves in various levels continued to tease and tickle the sandy shoreline. Necessity has caused the locals to create strong dunes which usually do a good job of protecting the valuable real estate located along the shore ... and in this case the dunes in the Corolla area held fast.
I can remember a visit many years previous when we were visiting at Nags Head / Kitty Hawk, a bit further south from Corolla. We awoke early on the last morning of our stay, to an odd noise roaring at us from the direction of the beach. As the tv really had't worked all week, and we'd not bothered with radio, our surprise at traveling north, chased by a hurricane and the monotonous drone of the Civil Defense alert and the warnings from a guy on the radio with a strong southern accent, was significant. Back then, and in that area, there were no dunes to hold back Mother Nature's fury.
I often wondered what happened to that sweet little house.
But how lovely it all is when the bad stuff is over ....
Fine art purchases of this image will not include a watermark, and if I may make a recommendation ... this image will look its very best on the fine art paper choice of "picture rag."
December 30th, 2018
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