Yesterday we had what is referred to around here as a nor'easter.
A winter storm, usually with astronomically high tides
and strong winds coming from the north-east.
It's a deadly combination.
I was hunkered down at home watching
the wind plaster snow against the windows
listening to the waves crashing and the wind howling.
This is what was happening outside my bedroom window.
The Atlantic ocean is just behind that house on the right
but you can't see it because the visibility was so obscured by snow.
There was some flooding just in front of the fire truck
and there were barriers in the road to the right
because the causeway was closed due to the waves crashing over the road.
I was stuck on the island....
Even if the causeway had been open,
the round about at the end of the causeway was closed
and the roads that lead to work or to town, or toward my mum's house
were all closed as well!
THIS is what was just in front of the firetruck
Yes, that is the ocean.
is Beacon Hill where I work in Boston.
This is Winthrop, which is the town across the bay
and where I have to pass through on my way to work.
Here is a picture from the road at the end of the causeway
this is from a photographer other than myself
Today we face clean up...
and huge wind gusts and wind blown snow
and tomorrow it's supposed to go down to 30 below
with the wind chill!