After cycling through St. Augustine yesterday,
I’ll bike through Daytona Beach today. I’m starting the day in St. Augustine Beach and should get to New Smyrna Beach tonight.
Unfortunately yesterday was the first day I saw actual damage to structures (as opposed to just piles of debris and ruined appliances and furnishings) resulting from the hurricane.
It is pretty sobering to ride past several miles of this kind of storm devastation. I know that it’s sad for the folks who have experienced it, but living anywhere on the southeastern Atlantic Coast involves a trade-off. It’s close to paradise, but this is the inevitable downside.
Even at the beach, not every day can be a day at the beach.