I decided to take a drive out during the sunset hours to Wrightsville Beach,NC to see if anyone was preparing for the visit of "Arthur" . What I found instead was the calm before the storm, and some beautiful sunset images. Despite the hour (7:30-8:00 pm eastern) people were still enjoying the sound in their boats, and many were still swimming along the shore.Cars and trucks were still trying to find places to park, and children were running and playing in the sand. Others were starting dock parties, neighbors walking across the street to join in, carrying bags and trays and ice chests, calling out their hello's. No boarded windows, nothing to show anything ready to be nailed up, in fact, it was as if everyone was crowding to the beach in droves to start the holiday weekend without a care in the world on this July 2nd, 2014. Fishing was also quite popular, I'm sure a fresh seafood dinner was on the minds of several who were doing some serious fishing, casting out into the sound. Rip tide warning signs were out in various locations, but no one seemed to mind. Surf boards were seen, children wrestled with an inflatable boat, it was a typical summers night by the sea. Some had obviously just arrived at the homes I drove by, I could see them unpacking. Hotels looked jammed packed, their parking lots full. I will be going out again tomorrow to other locations to see if anyone else is worried about Arthur. More to come....
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