The Storm that Ate the Deck

It was a place for family

We gathered together and threw the grandchildren in the ocean to swim.
We celebrated birthdays and special occasions.
Here my daughter turned 21.

It became a place for guests 

We laughed, we cried, we celebrated many exchanging of vows to the sounds of the waves lapping and the eagles calling from above.

It was a place to celebrate!

Friends who were married on the beach arrived in their finery to have their pictures taken on the deck.

Any time of the day

For a game of cards, a good book, a glass of wine
or a dip in the ocean.

Everyone enjoyed the deck

Even the occasional bear
The storm came
It came with a king tide of twelve feet with 30 meter waves.
In the end nothing but a small platform remained.
We will rebuild by the opening of our season.
We will rebuild, but perhaps  a little higher up this time.