The Outer Cape is battening the hatches in anticipation of Hurricane Earl, which will be passing by here later today. We’re already getting bands of heavy rain, and the wind is picking up.
The tide will be high as Earl approaches, and the heavy seas are expected to do a lot of damage to the area beaches, which were already thoroughly scoured by last winter’s wrathful nor’easters. Several houses along the high marine escarpment on the backshore have already gotten perilously close to the bluff-edge in recent years, and this is not going to help.
We are tucked away on the lee side of the peninsula, and the storm appears to be tracking slightly farther east as it moves north, so we’ll probably be fine, though we may lose power for a few hours or days.
If we don’t make it, though: thanks, readers. It’s been a pleasure.