You will recall the sign at the visitors center on the first part of this series about Fort Pickens. Ten years ago last month hurricane Ivan roared through this area. These first photos are of the stripped bare trees still standing near our camp at Gulf Islands National Seashore.
The land is slow to recover from the damaging effects of a hurricane.
With the onset of a severe weather forecast the Park Service had us evacuate the campground in the morning. The reason being was high surf would flood the road into the campground isolating everyone with no exit. We were leaving anyway that morning and I pulled off on the way out to check out the "high surf".
Gee, this a calm surf from what I am used to living near the Pacific Ocean.
These guys weren't concerned.
Then later when the storm did arrive it was full of thunder and poor little Sinbad was down in his thunder shelter, the foot well on the passenger side in the cab.
Why he feels safe here only a cat could tell.