Thursday, November 6, 2008

The preceeding 14 pictures were caused by 55MPH winds

I decided to leave Rehoboth Bch. and Tom and Nancy's warm welcome because the weather was lousy and the wave forecast for Cape Hatteras was promising.I figured driving in bad weather was better than sitting in bad conditions.My back, also, had tightened up,and I knew Jim Vaughn in Nags Head(my next stop)had a reliable chiropractor.I got to the tip of the Delmarva peninsula at the Cheasapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel at 2:30 PM(11/05/2008) only to be told that the winds were 39-45 MPH and trailers were prohibited from traveling on the structure.Somewhere between 2:30PM and 7:00AM the next morning the winds peaked at 55MPH plus.This gave me the opportunity to visit the EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ably run by Dorie the head Ranger.The preceeding pictures to this entry are from that interesting national treasure.If the wind had not been gale force and the rain horizontal,it would have been exciting to exit the Refuge's building and see the sights.All the pictures were taken in the exhibit hall.Spent night in teardrop and arrived in Hatteras at 9:30am.Promise of surf once again exaggerated.Hope to have a favorable wave report when weather settles down in OBX (bumper sticker for Outer Banks).Yours with the lack of Waves,Ralph

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