December comes roaring in with old man winter. Even though winter hasn’t officially started, strong wind and rain batters Plum Island tonight. While I sit comfortable and cozy with a glowing fire in the fireplace, I know that outside, the newly replenished beach is getting pummeled.
Living on the island, one has to get used to the power of the wind. There is nothing to stop or slow down the wind, especially wind blowing from the east. It comes rushing across the atlantic, sometimes with a vengeance, sometimes with ease. There are no trees, no land, to absorb its fierceness until it reaches this barrier island. The same reason many migrating birds find refuge on their pathway south
Weather forecast for tomorrow? 45 and sunny. Condition of the beach? To be determined….