the remnants of Irene

Yesterday was a day of heavy, humid air and some thunder. Overnight, tropical storm Irene arrived but didn’t cause too much damage here in New Brunswick. In fact, Saint John only got 35mm of rain! ¬†We woke up to a brilliant, though windy, day. Decided to get out and look at crashing waves … at high tide, the surf certainly would be up. We drove out to the nearest beach — Saints’ Rest, which is only five minutes away. Last storms they put up barricades on the road to prevent people from going there but this time they must have come to the conclusion that barricades weren’t enough … they parked a fire truck across the road. There were oodles of people there, with cameras, discussing with the fire fighters, but they were not allowed to go down there. I got some shots from where I stood, then we drove south. The pictures you’ll see here are mainly from Chance Harbour, NB.

As you can see in one shot, a woman was defying the forces and took a swim!

By the way, I’m still not receiving any notifications and this time there’s nothing in my spam folder either. It’s very intriguing.

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UPDATE on missing notifications … and more!

It had nothing to do with WordPress. They were all in my spam folder!!! Apparently, Google must have changed some spam detecting algorithm. I’ve heard about this before but was never affected by it … until now. I had sixty emails there, that shouldn’t have been there. Normally I only go in and look at spam once a week. Now I’ve catched up, hope I didn’t miss any.

Speaking of ‘miss’, right now it seems that Hurricane Irene will miss us here in Saint John totally and pass by west of us. We’ll probably get a lot of rain and wind but no major hurricane as it will have weakened a great deal by then.

It was a partly foggy day today but my husband went for a swim. I didn’t, and right now I’m regretting that a little. It’s very muggy. Didn’t see any birds today but I took this… Assumption Church in fog.