Update: Hurricane Irma in Abaco – Sunday morning

Hello from Casuarina Point, Abaco.  (If you do not see the full blog – click on the picture.)  This is our 3rd day of 25 – 30 mph winds (Sunday morning) and rough seas, and we continue to be very thankful!  Yesterday afternoon (Saturday) at low tide I went for a walk – and it was BEAUTIFUL – partly sunny – but still VERY windy!  You would never know it was windy from these first pictures.

Saturday afternoon, September 9th. 20+ mph winds – but you would never know it from these pictures. The sun was shining and it was beautiful.








Here is a video from this morning (Sunday, September 10th) around 9:45 am.

And here are pictures from high tide – around 11:30 am, Sunday:

High tide Sunday morning







This is the most incredible graphic – showing Abaco between 2 MAJOR Hurricanes!….Irma & Jose:

Incredible graphic showing Abaco between 2 MAJOR Hurricanes – Irma & Jose.

I will end with some pictures from my walk on the beach Saturday afternoon at low tide:

The beach in front of the houses is almost cleaned of the seaweed the storm brought in…..
The wind and surf took all the seaweed to the west end of the beach. When I walked, I had to stop where the seaweed was piled up. It was SO thick in spots, and I could not see what I would be stepping on, and I had bare feet – so I just went as far as I could.
Turtle Grass piled up at the west end of the Casuarina Point beach.
The same heavy rope I showed yesterday – but with my sandy toes to give you a better idea of how thick it is!


Yellow Sea Fan Coral


Sea Biscuit
Brown Sea Fan Coral
An egg sack??? It is soft, but I don’t know what it is – about 12″ long.
A neighbor’s bench with delicate shells – undisturbed by the wind..
A baby coconut blown from the tree – looks like an acorn!
Bougainvillea at Kokomo – still looking pretty! I hope I can wash the salt spray off soon enough so it won’t be burned by the storm.

This link takes you to a very interesting article/video that was published by the Washington Post about the water being sucked away from Long Island in the Bahamas.  What a powerful storm Irma is! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/09/09/hurricane-irma-is-literally-sucking-the-water-away-from-shorelines/?utm_term=.b0825bedd409

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