Sunday, June 10, 2007
It's been a while since I biked down to Belle Fountaine beach area. I remember last year I counted 7 houses being built. Now there are 10. About half look like high-dollar houses, the other half modest houses that are very elevated. There are lots of "for sale" signs on the lots. I think if the insurance cost is not reduced somehow, the lots will remain empty.
Here's a great site about the storm surge in the area: http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/Katrinas_surge_part14.asp
My average speed seemed to be about 17mph and I didn't get much above 18mph even when up to speed. I'll try to work on that. This trip was 25 miles. Would have been a great day to paddle to Horn, but, didn't have all the logistics planned ahead of time. Maybe if I plan all that and all else works out one day, I'll go ahead and do it.