That Would Suck!

Charles L submitted this photo of a van victimized by the ocean last weekend as Noel passed by the OBX. Rt 12 on Pea Island was completely shut down most of the day last Saturday. Tuesday when I drove down there to catch the session at Ego, road crews were continuously moving sand at spots near S-Turns north of Rodanthe, and the overwash area south of Oregon Inlet. I guess it will be a battle against water and sand for the foreseeable future along those stretches of Rt 12.
A few words of advice:

  1. if you have an "expensive" vehicle, do not drive south of Nags Head during times of strong NE winds and high tide

  2. if you drive on the beach, avoid driving though flowing ocean water, or tidal streams. I have recently seen beach drivers doing this, and heard of a close call at the Point in Buxton, and the loss of an late model heavy duty pickup that was literally swept out to sea!


At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caleb, any input?

At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard Caleb was claiming "salvage rights" and moving in next week. Outer Banks waterfront living at its best.

At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah i got input,Ive been drive'n on the beach for over 13yrs and ive never got myself as stuck as i did the day after noel.as i cautiously approached maybe 3" of standing water about 20' from the beach with the tide coming in,i was amazed an sickened to feel my front end start to sink,fast.after attempts by a hummer and a broken tow strap a monster truck was able to pull me out after almost gettn himeself buried.when in doubt,get out!


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