The other day I shared some pictures from a distance of our venture over the bridge to the barrier islands. Today I'd like to share a few more from our drive around.
Many roads are still closed. Some towns are still closed to anyone but residents. These blockades were just one of many we encountered.
What are we standing on? The only piece of road that is left.
This is what is left of the boardwalk where my husband and I took a walk on our first date.
This doesn't even put a dent in the amount of debris sitting by the roadside waiting to be picked up. It is the contents of homes and businesses reduced to a pile of garbage.
I didn't have the heart to take pictures of the collapsed, cracked, or missing foundations of peoples homes. Nor could I capture the home where the side of the house was gone and I was looking in on the living room where nothing but a couch remained. This picture doesn't even touch any of that.
Our journey left us with heavy hearts once again. It also strengthened our resolve to do our part to help our area rebuild and once again become a strong, vibrant, community.