The beach by the Sundial looked like this…

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

What a difference a day… or two make! Thoughts and prayers are not enough in times of real tragedy like Hurricane Ian. It’s all I have this evening, but tomorrow’s another day.

Another day indeed…


  1. Comment made on October 8, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Not sure…Waiting for appraisers…On the boat ride today you could see them filling in the washed out portions of the Causeway with an unending stream of dump trucks…Got a lot done today and got all my save-ables under dry roof…Some of my Hendrix collectibles got wet…Managed to get all my clothes to good closets…They expect rain Sunday…Wish I could get the blasted sections tarped…

  2. Comment made on October 8, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    @Brian Doyle Glad to hear you have stuff to salvage. Are you planning to rebuild ?

  3. Comment made on October 7, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Got out to the house today on a private boat from Cape Coral…Got dropped off on Gulf Of Mexico side of island about 350 yards from my house on beach like Marines in a landing craft…Spent lots of energy digging pathways through piles of wallboard, insulation, and boards…Made good progress…It turns out the roof and attic collapsed in to my room and sort of pinned everything underneath the rubble…Most of my stuff is still there even if a little damp and it hasn’t rained in the 9 days since Ian…Found ‘Worst Of Jefferson Airplane CD’…The case was cracked but the disk was good…A captain is taking me back tomorrow to finish up and dry-secure what I can salvage under the remaining good roof…I had just finished a tunnel to my night table and had it in sight when my turn around time came up today and I had to get back to the beachhead for extraction…Got to get the huge hole in the living room wall that the chimney left when it was blown off tarped tomorrow…My neighbor’s big ladder is still on its hooks in the underneath portion of his house and wasn’t washed away…I’m saving much more of my stuff than I expected…

  4. Comment made on October 6, 2022 by carey georgas

    Hey Greg, I took some shots in a pitcher plant bog today. If your interested and have a safe place to receive them, I’d be happy to share.

  5. Comment made on October 6, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    Wow, excuse me while I kiss the sky

  6. Comment made on October 6, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Unscathed survivor:

  7. Comment made on October 6, 2022 by eaglesteve

    That would be Ginger Baker

  8. Comment made on October 6, 2022 by eaglesteve

    Aug 19, 1939 – Oct 06, 2019
    Never forgotten
    RIP Bro

  9. Comment made on October 5, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    I got a boat ride to the beach 300 yards from my house…We went by Sun Dial on the way and it didn’t look too damaged from the second floor up so the jury is out…The lighthouse keepers houses were completely washed away and one of them knocked out one of the lighthouse’s legs…My house was better inside than it looked…Did some dangerous climbing through wreckage to get inside…Even though my room was open to the sky my CD rack was there on the dresser I managed to save and dry-box it and other belongings…Even though the wall behind it was gone my computer table was still there along with my night table…The hanging pole collapsed in my closet so my clothes were slumped on the closet floor…If I showed you pictures of this you would freak out because it is my bedroom with an open sky and attic timbers scattered all over…The captain never showed up to take us back so we hitched with some disaster personnel to the Causeway and caught a work barge back to the mainland where relatives picked us up at sunset…Our garage is coated in nasty slippery clay-like mud with most of the contents washed away by surge…My bicycle made it OK…

  10. Comment made on October 4, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    Thanks all…The whole thing is just starting to sink-in now…

    Got word from the owner of Sun Dial…They said Sun Dial looks good from above but is totally destroyed underneath…

  11. Comment made on October 4, 2022 by john o

    @Brian Doyle
    So sorry about your Mom but she’s in a better place. Death Don’t Have No Mercy. It looks like Sanibel and Captiva were decimated. Glad you’re safe! Hope you get help soon. Don’t get discouraged we’re all praying for you.

  12. Comment made on October 4, 2022 by eaglesteve

    @ Dan
    I am praying for you and yours.

  13. Comment made on October 3, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    Never lost power, its rare when I lose power probably because the corporate headquarters for Florida Power and Light is about a mile down the road. Kind of a dumb move on their part to put their headquarter a mile from the beach and backed up by the Loxahatchee River. BTW if you are ever in the area stop by and bring your obsessions with you

  14. Comment made on October 3, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Dan Nigro
    Ok. The way I come around here may seem obsessive at times, but at least I don’t have pins dropped where all of you say you’re from. So you kept power, then?

  15. Comment made on October 3, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    Actually East Coast of Florida, Jupiter. We got brushed by Ian, about 6 inches of rain and 4 feet of beach erosion, but nothing like our brother to the west

  16. Comment made on October 3, 2022 by carey georgas

    @carey georgas
    Hey Dan, I think I confused you with Brian. You live out west, right?

  17. Comment made on October 3, 2022 by carey georgas

    @Dan Nigro
    Nope, there ain’t. Just putting one foot ahead of the other. Have you found a path?

  18. Comment made on October 3, 2022 by Dan Nigro

    Some days there are no words

  19. Comment made on October 2, 2022 by Ham Neggs

    🙏🏻❤️Sorry for your loss. Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  20. Comment made on October 1, 2022 by mikie

    15 years since An Inconvenient Truth hit the screens. What a difference just since then. m

  21. Comment made on October 1, 2022 by Brian Doyle

    My sisters were debating whether to carry Evelyn upstairs when the surge was lapping at the door when she made the decision for them and stopped breathing…A man died of a heart attack in his car on the street outside…I saw my house in a satellite image yesterday…Ian ripped it in half you can see frame lumber and a big chunk of the roof in the front yard…The Causeway lost sections and the Causeway spoil islands were washed away and are open channels…National Guard is here in force… Chinooks and Hueys are filling the skies overhead…Goodbye White Rabbit who sat with me and listened to the Epidemic Livestreams…

  22. Comment made on September 30, 2022 by carey georgas

    And so it goes…ad infinitum.

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