I drove around the Cape this morning and other than some deck chairs and small items blown around there was little evidence of our being in the midst of a tropical storm. Of course the winds so far have been blowing off shore and we’re in the eye of the storm this morning. We should start seeing the in-shore surf action late today as the eastern portion of Fay passes over us and that may well be a different story. I didn’t even see spray coming over Stumphole which is another good indicator of how quiet the surf is so far. The power was only out for about an hour or so last evening, and was back on by ten o’clock (good work, Progress Energy).
On my way to the office I stopped by Scallop Cove for a cup of coffee and to catch up on the latest buzz. Sheriff Nugent happened to be in there at the time and he said it had been a quiet night. One of the cashiers lives at Indian Pass and she said looking at the beach over there you’d never know there was a storm in the area it was so quiet.
I called a friend of mine on St. George Island who had just gotten off the phone with their turtle patrol manager who said they’re doing fine over there and so far so good for their turtle nests, but they’re afraid tonight the nests might not be as fortunate.
I’ll be posting throughout the weekend to keep you up-to-date on the latest Fay activity so be sure to check back. If you have specific questions feel free to call me at 850-227-5197.