We stopped at the refuge "shop" (maintenance area) today and Bruce told us that there has been about 12" of rain in just our area so far....and it just keeps coming. Yards along Rt 64 are flooded, the river is swollen and the ground is soggy. Cindy told us that she tried to get to Pea Island this a.m. and the Sheriff said there is about 2' of sand over the road plus it is flooded. We didn't realize it had rained THAT much until we got out of our "home spot".
Tomorrow, weather permitting, we're going to check the Creef Cut Trail for blown over trees, imbs across the trail and bear damage. I'm betting that the board walk is under the river instead of over it. And we already know that a bear has torn apart the brand new brochure rack that we put up about 3 days ago. If that isn't bad enough, the bear or bears, remove the brochures and throw them on the ground. It gets costly, I'm sure. We're both anxious to get out and do something so hope tomorrow is at least just cloudy and not rainy.
The other trail and canoe launch, down the road from us, IS under water so I don't know if we'll do anything there tomorrow or not. Time will tell but the water is not going down quickly.
Cindy told me of a place I could get used paperback books for 50 cents a piece so we went there. Due to the parking situation there, we couldn't spend much time but I did find 4 books. I have to make them last longer than the 10 that I brought with me!
Our New Normal
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