Thursday, September 8, 2011

Storm damage (not VT)

I just found this picture on an Outer Banks website. (I know, I keep looking at the OBX; we are barely more than 6 weeks out from our intended visit.) The photographer was facing west. To the left of the picture, out of frame, is most of the Bonner Bridge and the northern tip of Hatteras, Pea Island. To the right is Bodie Island, the southern tip of which is depicted.

The hurricane cut through a popular fishing ground, *at* an existing inlet. That's truly weird. You can see, at bottom left, the waves of the vast Oregon Inlet. What would force water through at an angle, so close to a broad channel? Was it the sound, unable to push against the ocean tide?

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