We were able to hear the wind every time we woke up last night. In what seemed to be a trend to rising later and later, we didn't roll out of bed until 8:00 AM. Although it was supposed to be a do-it-yourself breakfast morning, Brenda made me a plate of bacon and scrambled eggs while I worked on yesterday's blog. Linda was fighting with her WiFi speed but my Speedtest showed 50 megabits down and 5 up, so it wasn't the provider here at the house.
The surf and wind were up and spray coated the windows. Linda and I walked down to the beach. Between the spray and a light rain, I was soaked by the time I got back and had to change clothes. Her original plan for today was for us to drive to the south tip of Hatteras and take the ferry to Ocracoke Island. The evacuations of Ocracoke and Hatteras yesterday nixed that thought, so she thought instead that we might drive a bit north to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. After our beach adventure, we thought that might not be a good idea either.
However, around noon the sun came out so we decided we would take a look at the lighthouse and Historic Corolla Village. The four of us drove north in Bob and Linda's Subaru Legacy. We somehow missed the turn and ended up at the point where the road ends and the dunes (where the wild horses live) begin. Retracing our steps, we found what we were looking for. By the way, the local pronunciation seems to be Coe-RAW-la, unlike the Toyota.
We walked around the lighthouse, the historic village and the Sound before driving down Whale Head, where we walked the grounds.
With no rain, we decided to revisit the beach. The seas were still angry and we watched them build up as we watched. Rabbi sent word that they were back on the OBX at his in-laws' place in Kitty Hawk, after having evacuated from Salvo earlier in the week.
Jasper, a friend of Eric and Alexis, arrived during the day. After a degree in economics and a job in banking, he decided to change careers and was now an executive chef. Supper started with shrimp ceviche with a main course of chicken, ribs, a sweet potato concoction and something made with lemons and limes. Dessert, which I totally broke my own rules and enjoyed, was blueberry pie with ice cream.
After supper, Eric led the ladies in a game of Tenzi. Bob and I watched as the game progressed. Raucously. Everyone seemed to be having fun.
Eventually, I dozed off and woke up to Sandy suggesting we should retire for the night. It was 11:00 PM when I hauled myself upstairs and settled in for the night.
Today's Route (19 Subaru miles):