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I set out this morning for the Glenwood Cemetery. I wanted to see how my favorite old oak tree faired through Hurricane Ike. (I hate the name Ike now)
Unfortunately the gates were closed. I pulled in anyway thinking it was not open yet because it was too early. The groundskeeper was sitting in front of the gate in his pickup so he came up to see what I wanted. I told him I was just looking to take some pictures. He said the cemetery was still closed to the public and that I should try back next weekend. He said there was substantial damage and downed trees and grave markers and headstones but thankfully the old oak tree had made it through with all of its limbs. That tree has most likely weathered much stronger storms than that wimpy Ike. I was glad to hear that and then I left.

I then decided to go ahead and drive over to Kemah, if I could get there, and check out the boat ramp that we always use. It's the one under the 146 bridge on the north end. The ramps are ok of course being that they are concrete but the dock and piers had all of their boards swept away. It really is not all that bad. The support pillars are all still there. Just the top planks that people walk on will have to be replaced. Here is a picture of the ramp area and also one looking back towards the bay in the seafood company section. The little sailboat was not so fortunate. I passed by the Donzi dealer on the way home and it was a very sad sight indeed. All of those beautiful new boats belly up in the gravel, some on their sides, and debris everywhere. I suppose that is why we have insurance...hopefully. Anyway I at least got out of the house for a change and saw some of the aftermath firsthand. Clear Lake actually looked a lot better than I had expected. It is good to see all of the work being done already and it makes me feel pretty good knowing it will be back up and running before we know it.



 

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I can't stand looking at the boat dealerships, It's usually a very sad sight.

Nice pictures, I really like the reflections in the first picture, The docks looks like they did well only loosing the planks.
 

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I saw those Donzi's a couple of days after the storm. Did they still have one on the rocks leaning at about a 45 degree angle? Those boats were tossed around pretty good during the storm. Nice pictures.
 

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Yes it was still there. They sure make a nice boat. It's a real shame seeing some of the damage but these will most likely be saved. They just won't be "good as new" anymore.



 
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