|This was only one small section of the fire. (Note the sign engulfed in flames.)|
|We went back home to see if we could see the fire from the dock. At first we saw nothing, but then we saw big fireballs like |
this one. It made us wonder if the fire had reached a house and exploded their propane tank or something.
|Remember the sign engulfed in flames the night before? Here it is the next morning, with almost no sign of damage!|
|We were amazed to see just small pockets of land (with palmettos) were completely burned, but the surrounding green trees|
and bushes were untouched.
|Here you can see a telephone pole that burned in half and fell. Thankfully this pole only held a tension line.|
|Directly across the road from the downed line was this main pole. We noticed the top was on |
fire and likely to burn through also, so we stopped and called the electric company and they
dispatched a truck.
|Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture before it fell, so I only have "after" shots when the top lines |
had already fallen onto the lower lines.
|On our way back home we noticed that that some embers must have been blown across the road because a new lot had|
mostly burned and was spreading.
|We drove around the area and were happy to see that people were out wetting their properties to keep them from burning.|
|We returned home and - surprise - there was no power! We kind of figured that after seeing the main power line fall. So,|
what do you do when you have no power or Internet? You go out to lunch at a resort where they probably have a generator...
|We went back home to check on the status of power (still out) and to let the dogs out.|
|We (Eric and Cara) were dog-sitting Snowy, the white dog on the left. That's Chef Rob and Corrie's dog, and she and Tango|
had become best buds during that time. They also liked racing on the dock, but below is a video of them playing in the water.
|Okay...dogs taken care of...power still out...guess it's time for drinks at the Lucky Lobster!|
This is a delicious Coconut Colada. The drink itself is fabulous, plus you can eat the coconut
meat inside after you finish your drink!
|One of the signs on the wall at the Lucky Lobster - hilarious! (Just give me the coconut water|
for a hangover, please. It really does help.)
Some friends joined us at the Lucky Lobster, and the power finally came back on! So, we ordered food to take home for dinner, invited our friends back to the house, and hung out at our backyard bar.