You know things are getting back to normal here in the Mullins area when there was a big magazine photo shoot going on the beach this morning. The model must be somebody special since they are paying US $12K a night to stay at The Great House. We are still having some swells but not as big and as frequent as yesterday. High tide is around 5:00 pm so we should get a better idea of how we stand at that time, but the Met office is saying the unusual sea conditions should last through the holiday weekend.
The beach bar is going to have a huge repair bill mainly to the decking area. The beach itself will come back pretty soon but the concern is for the exposed roots of many coconut and other trees in the area. This blogger has not seen such heavy surf on Mullins Beach proper since he was a kid in the '70s. Locals knew they were in for a show of the power of the ocean when they saw waves breaking on the shoal to the north of beach bar (locally called "Chicken"); and it did not disappoint.