Back last winter when we first planned this adventure, we knew exploring the ICW in August/September could also be an exercise in avoiding hurricanes, but I never expected we’d get quite so close! Hurricane Hermine brought us a few days of nasty weather that put a stop to our southerly progress, but as Captain Ron once said “they come on you fast, and they leave you fast.”
During these rainy days we trekked out on foot to Hunting Island to see its infamous beach erosion first hand. Over the past few years, an entire row of beach houses here, and the surrounding forest, have been reclaimed by the Atlantic.
One house left behind, “little blue” is scheduled to be taken down by the end of the year and is a sobering reminder of the power of the sea! – Team Waterlust.