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Blizzapocalypse 2015

How many of you didn’t hear about the Blizzard of 2015, a.k.a. Juno? Raise your hand if you didn’t. I don’t see many hands and I think I know why. Maybe because it was so well covered by the media. Minute by minute, wind gust by wind gust, snow flake by snow flake. This storm was like an early Superbowl for the meteorologists. They had been waiting for quite a while for a storm like this. I don’t care if they missed the forecast for New York City. They were right on the money for the Boston area. Cape Cod was hit pretty hard: winds of over 70 mph and 24+ inches of snow. Not an apocalyptic storm as they implied – the proof is in the pictures below – but this was a powerful one, no question.

The neighborhood children (pictured in the cover photo above) didn’t seem to mind it at all. I didn’t either because I love snow. I did shovel for a few hours but I can’t complain since I burned over 1500 calories according to my Polar Loop Activity Tracker. My average heart rate was 135 bpm and that’s because the beautiful snow was heavy. We must have gotten some rain mixed in.

Blizzard 2015 Cape Cod

The next morning when I woke up, the sun was shining and the sky was so blue. I said to myself: “I survived the Blizzapocalypse”. Might as well take my camera for a walk.

Downtown Sandwich was very pretty and very quiet.

Blizzard 2015 Cape Cod

I felt bad for some neighbors who still had some shoveling to do. Obviously they were not in a hurry to drive anywhere.

Blizzard 2015 Cape Cod

I couldn’t wait to get to the ocean to see if there was any damage. As I was getting closer, I noticed the news helicopter surveying the area. The fact that the road was closed led me to believe that the damage was pretty bad.

Blizzard 2015 Cape Cod

Oh no… What happened to the sand dunes? The strong waves pushed them into the parking lot.

Blizzard 2015 Cape Cod

This is what is left from the stairs leading to the beach. No dunes left, so no need for stairs anymore.

Blizzard 2015 Cape Cod

It was getting late. I started walking back; very sad about the damage but still enjoying the beauty of the fresh snow. Juno is now long gone. We are not; we are still here spending a nice evening by the fire and hoping that the next blizzard will not come too soon.

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So long Juno and good night everyone!

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