First, you can watch all the scary weather reports about flooding and dangerous driving conditions that may close the bridge that connects you to your home in Ohio.
Second, you can go out to the Bay and watch the water rise.
and rise even higher at high tide.
Fourth, you can drive through flooded streets and cross over the old bridge in the pelting rain and take pictures of the only way off of the island as you wait for the car ahead of you to slowly drive through about 10 inches of water.
And it rained and rained all of the way to Ohio. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is not a nice place to be when it is raining hard and you are surrounded by trucks going down the side of a mountain.
There were lulls in the downpour.
There were umbrellas and slickers.
There were deep puddles of water everywhere.
It wasn’t like being at the beach – it was like joining a club of adventurous people who like the rougher side of nature.
And you wouldn’t believe how many people were in Chincoteague because this is their favorite time of year.
We saw a different face of this little island town.
And we liked it. Even during the nor’easter.
Floods and high water and they had a Chili and Chowder Festival today that was being held on Chincoteague Bay under tents. It looked so festive with the striped tents and the multicolored bright umbrellas. We were tempted to stay.
But we came home to spectacular Ohio sunset.