As the wind and waves subside from the remnants of Ida, a quick follow up on what’s happening. All in all I think everyone around here has seen worse damage from other storms. It was more similar to a Nor’easter without the winds, and it definitely wasn’t tropical in nature either. As of today on Tuesday the 17th the road is open again to traffic but only if you have 4 wheel drive. You can see the track in the picture. I’ve heard rumor that they may get one lane of pavement open today , if not today they will do it as soon as possible. They have put a ferry in place that runs from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe, crossing time 1 hr 45 min. This will be used to bring down vehicles that cannot pass on the sand road. For more info on this check out Island Free Press. I love the aerial view of the point, It changes so much it is incredible. It almost looks like a little wave could wrap in but I know with that kind of shape it would be really hard to have a swell direction and wind that would combine to make any kind of a wave. For more aerial view pics check out Don Bowers photo gallery on islandfreepress.org. As far as the surf goes, yesterday finally provided a decent day of waves. As usual , there was a lot of current to paddle against and the vast majority of waves were to fast to make but if you got in the right place at the right time there was a good one to be had. Here is the follow up the buried Porsche on Cottage Ave.