14 Nov

This is a picture of my Dock as it appears normally –

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Normal Conditions. The Dock extends about 150 yards to a deep water creek. There is about 3 miles of marsh over to the barrier islands, which are the mounds right on the horizon. The structure to the left is a Coast Guard Station on one of the inlets. Yesterday, the waves out there were 20+ feet.

This is what it looked like yesterday morning after the HIgh Tide had passed –

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This was taken about an hour after high tide. At high tide, it was too dark to get a picture - but the water was over the top of the poles - about 8' above the ground.

This is part of my back yard taken from the entry door. In the center of the pic next to the shovel is the well head. After this pic was taken, I raised the well head 3′ to protect it from flooding.

Driveway circle behind house

This is what it looked like yesterday AM –

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Totally under water. The boat on the left belongs to the neighbor. My boat fortunately is at the dealers getting a winter tune up. Things have grown up since the previous picture was taken - I have planted Bayberries and Cedars to screen the house from the road. There is a new house about 500 yards back on the entry road.


Posted by on November 14, 2009 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Nor’Easter

  1. tafaraji

    November 16, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    I’m so far inland in Falls Church, I had no idea all all this was going on. My sister in Jersey, made me aware of how hard parts of Virginia was hit. I recall going across a bridge once in Hampton rds during a rainstorm. The water level was frightening.


    • btx3

      November 16, 2009 at 11:46 PM

      I knew this one was going to be a beast when i had to park the car at a high spot and wade to the house! And this was before the peak of the tide.

      Funny thing is – neither my electric or Internet died.



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