Hard to believe that this was taken just 2 days after Hurricane Irene made a direct hit on our tiny 3 mile x 1/2 island! The beach was the perfect place to find solace after a couple of long, hot clean up days! We could not be more delighted to report only minor structural damage to buildings island wide. There were lots of fences and gates down and Irene definitely went wild with the pruning!! So the grounds are looking very open at the moment – the sun is shining in places that it hasn’t done so for years…………it’s nice to let the light shine in! Lots of windburned plants that give us an autumnal feel but they’ll all be green come the start of the season in November. We are counting our blessings and enjoying the sunshine.