“””Sandy”” Beach

Hurricane “Sandy” blew into the east coast and has obviously caused a tremendous amount of damage and change. It is hard to understand the scope of a storm system of this size.

We were warned, here in Michigan, that we would have some incredible northerly winds as Sandy cranked in a counter-clockwise manner as far west as Minnesota. Our local weather forecast had numerous warnings that Lake Michigan was going to be wild with high waves and undertow along the coast. Add winds at 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph and you have a real weather event in southwestern Michigan.

As the hurricane was battering the east coast our winds began to pick up. Living in a RV, we can really feel the effects of major wind. We didn’t have any problems but the sounds were pretty intense. Our neighbor had a ladder blow out into the road and we battened down the hatches.

The next morning on our way to Anne’s house to help, we drove by Lake Michigan to see the waves….and we were not the only ones. As we drove into the beach access there were already several cars there watching the waves and more coming behind us. It was pretty awesome to see and hear the power of the waves.

There was no one walking the beach today.