On Thursday morning we headed to the ferry. Since the road was washed out by Irene the ferries are the only way to get on or off the island. We were blessed and only had to wait in line for one and a half hours before boarding. Others have had waits up to six hours. Sharon had gone over the day before to meet with Pastor Russ with Cape Hatteras Baptist Church and find us housing. Operation Blessing was using the church so one of his church members let us use a second row beach cottage in Frisco that he was caretaker for.
Once we arrived on the island we were greeted with piles and piles of debris that had been removed from the homes of full time residents. They have been helping each other but are so grateful for any help we can give them. The wind damage was minor here but the flooding was major. I have made friends with the sweetest lady. Her name is Janie and she was born here 92 years ago and has lived here all her life.