There was a point in the night when it sounded like bullets were hitting the house. That started with leaving his home on the west end early Tuesday. This storm taught me that.”. But it seems Sally was a turning point for him, and in the longer term he’s more interested than ever in riding out a big one. So I don’t tempt. But now it was a straight shot. Age appropriate with enough detail to write a good book report from. She thinks the breach also contributed to extensive destruction at the marina around the corner. “I’ve seen worse offshore.”. Not Gaines. Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space, To the Stars! From her deck, Edwards has a fine view to the east across Dauphin Island Bay, which is sheltered from the swells of Mobile Bay by an undeveloped slice of sand known as Little Dauphin Island. Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space—she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big. She says Hurricane Sally might be her last. “It brought back the Frederic PTSD.”. But he’s been gradually reconsidering that strategy. He shrugged at this. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Edwards said that as she looked east on Tuesday afternoon, she saw the southeast tip of Little Dauphin Island crumbling away. At that point most people would have kept on going right off the island, or at least holed up with friends. Jack L. Gaines II spent part of his time during the passage of Hurricane Sally watching the wind and waves hit Dauphin Island Marina. Then came time to brace for a bad night. In contrast to those who’ve had all the hurricane they care to experience, he’s put a Category 5 on his bucket list. I’ve never done it,” he said. She watched the wind speed reported by a weather station mounted on a metal pole outside. Aladdin; Reprint Edition (March 15, 2016), Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2020, impressive detail - much info I hadn't known, Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017. Because if you can see what’s going on, you’re going to want to do something about it.”. But we’re together. “From what I’ve seen, most of the damage is on the north side of the structures,” she said. “It was too bad to go out and charge it, I wasn’t even going to go the 10 steps to my car. Even so, it sounds a little crazy. Signs of the storm mostly consisted of missing siding and signs of roof damage here and there. Gaines spent a portion of his Tuesday evening parked at Dauphin Island Marina, watching the piers come apart in the glare of his Suburban’s headlights, watching as a few boats bashed around in the wreckage, beyond any attempt to secure them. That’s the island culture, he said. Blue tarps will suffice for a while. But Frederic had destroyed the bridge and power lines to the mainland. “But I’ve basically stayed for everything else. His schooling in hurricanes started early. The extensive tree damage and pervasive power outages remind her of Frederic, she said. Those who rode out Hurricane Sally on Dauphin Island say that in some ways it was comparable to Ivan, for its course, or Danny, for its rains, or even Frederic, for the damage to trees and power lines.