Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The day after!

The storm is over and tonight the moon is out, all is good.
We had a lot of wind and one tree that came down, on my fence, so that has to be fixed.

Our village was under water and today we drove through to see how things were. You could see the water that was still around the homes and a few with pumps, getting the water out of the basements.

Usually a boat or two gets thrown into someones yard, but today, just one left it's mooring. 

Since we were in the village, I decided I wanted to go see the old church. When I was a kid, I went to a  Baptist church in town and we would hold special services in the Old Narragansett Church. It is the oldest Episcopal church in the Northeast, built in 1707.

Here is the church from the side with the old gravestones. Now it is open for tours only.

We decided to take a drive south and go to the URI bay campus. It is a nice place to enjoy the views of the bay and the coastlines. There were still some waves and this poor guy couldn't sit and relax for long, before he got hit with one.

And a few were just too much, so he had to get off the rock when those hit. It was nice to get out and I hope that the rest of the states are able to get back to enjoying their lives again.


primitivebettys said...

I'm very happy to hear you are safe & unharmed. <3

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
It is still wild in Ohio and I am probably 500 miles west so I can't even imagine what it was like. About 6pm I went to Lake Erie to try to take pictures but the wind almost knocked my down and I could not hold the camera steady. It is STILL howling!
My heart goes out to all those who felt the wrath of Sandy.
Hugs :)

Sherrill said...

Glad you guys got off relatively unscathed. That church is BEAUTIFUL!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

So glad you are okay. Such a beautiful church glad it wasn't harmed.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Thank goodness all those historical places were not harmed at all. Amazing really.

I am watching the report and it is really sad. So many people who lost their homes.

Barbara said...

Great images, Debbie. Glad you survived the storm.

Anne said...

Debbie, So glad you're safe and sound. Sandy sure pulled a wallop, didn't she? The pictures on the news are unreal!

Anna said...

love the church photo and glad that all you had happen was a loose tree!

cucki said...

so glad to hear that you are fine and well..
the church is so beautiful..
hugs cucki xxx

Chris said...

Glad to hear that you guys are safe. I love the pics of the church.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

I am glad to see you are well. What a beautiful church! A blessing it was not damaged. I was thinking yesterday about all the historic homes and buildings that were destroyed. So tragic.

Karen said...

We used to visit old cemeteries. We like to read the tombstones. Some are so interesting.

Good that you survived the storm without a lot of damage. Does your house have a basement? We don't have basements in Florida.

paulette said...

So happy that you survived the storm with little damage!! Love that quaint church...a lovely place to visit!

Libby said...

Glad to hear you made it through with little damage. I loved the old churches and cemeteries all around New England.

Firecracker Kid said...

So good to see you guys are alright. We didn't get much, just rain and cold.
Your church is so pretty. It looks like someone's home. Such beautiful sites you have to enjoy.

Carole said...

Glad to read that you are well! What a storm! Cheers!