October 09, 2006

It's Been a Little Damp, Lately

Ok, more than a little damp. In fact, we almost didn't make it back from Anchorage today due to high water closing down the Seward Highway about four miles from home. We ended up getting a ride from someone in a big pickup the remaining distance, leaving our car at an illustrious, and aptly named, bar called The Pit. Everything seemed to converge in Seward today. The last gasps of a major Pacific typhoon (which brought four days of downpours and winds reaching 50mph) coupled with one of the highest tides of the year made for an interesting walk down by the beach this afternoon. Sonja and Luna are standing in the beachfront campground, or what was left of it this afternoon once the ocean decided to take over. I also took a cool video showing the nifty waves:

So, yeah...it's been raining lately. Aside from the flooding being very cool and exciting, it sucks big time. Have I mentioned that before? Rain in Seward SUCKS! I just don't understand how the atmosphere can hold that much water! It's been pouring down rain for four days now! And the most recent report shows rain through the end of the week. Maybe it will stop raining before we leave in November. Then again, it may not.

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