19 October 2019

Le dernier lever de soleil

When I got up at 7:00 this morning, here's what I saw off the balcony of the condo where I've been staying for a week now.

The remnants of a tropical storm (named Nestor, it's a wind- and rainstorm) are supposed to blow through Carteret County, N.C. tonight and into tomorrow morning.

I'll be packing my bags, carrying them down to my rented car, cleaning and straightening up the condo, and moving out tomorrow morning — in the rain, forecasts say. Morehead City and Carteret County are under the HEAVIEST RAIN label on the map above.

There is talk of heavy rain (6 inches or so — 150 mm), gusty wind, and the possibility of severe thunderstorms and the stray tornado. I hope this kind of storm doesn't come through on the day I'm scheduled to drive up to RDU airport and then fly out — headed for Paris.


  1. Keeping my fingers crossed for your trip to the airport, hoping you won't encounter any flooding on the way. Safe travels.

    Here in NoVa, we might be spared any rain from Nestor.

  2. Safe travels. Geeeze. Looks like it was a lovely visit, though :)

    1. It was a very good visit. All went as (vaguely) planned. It's hard to say goodbye to a friend when you don't know if you will ever see that friend again.

    2. I have had to do that and it is hard.
      I am still dealing with "loss issues", so I have to be careful not to get clingy.
      It helps me to immediately start planning a new trip..


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