13 September 2008

Sunrise on Perdido Key

Today was a day to assess damage, at least as much as possible. It started with a gorgeous sunrise on Perdido Key, where I filled in for a turtle volunteer on the morning nesting patrol.

There was still a lot of water on the east end of the island (that's almost a river flowing from the Gulf to the Bay)!

And the sand fence had blown away on the west.

I stopped mid-patrol to assess nest PK7121, which had some very strange eggs with pink yolks!

There wasn't much damage on Perdido, just lots of shifted sand and standing water, though there was still a lot of sheeting water at Spanish Cove (pictured above). it's still amazing though as we were never closer that 300 miles from Ike!

I love my Perdido mornings... Somehow, even the name of the island just fits my frame of mind -- lost wandering on the sand!

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