Friday, September 1, 2006


Tropical Storm Ernesto made landfall not too far from us last night. We were fortunate that it went a bit to the northeast instead of directly over us. Our rain gauge had a total of seven inches. The news reported that Wilmington (about 50 miles north of Calabash) had over ten inches. Winds were gusting near 70 mph last night, but we had only a few fallen trees on the golf course that we could see this morning. Some of the fairways are partially flooded, and the sand traps are a mess, but that's to be expected. If we don't get anymore rain, I expect that the golf course will be open for play tomorrow. Our neighbor tells us that some of the roads around the Plantation are flooded with a couple of inches of water. That should recede by this afternoon. It was an unpleasant night for the dogs, but we're all doing fine this morning.

My brother is coming to visit us in a couple of days so I hope we'll have better weather for him.