Irene brought flooding and wind here in NC. Not only were tree's knocked down, but the channel markers that mark our passage from the creek into the river are mostly gone. We had seven markers, 4 green, 3 red, the number one marker is still in place, and we know where number 8 is;
at our neighbors dock! But the rest are unaccounted for, talk about nervous heading out. Fortunately, I have a shallow swing keel sailboat, but even I am concerned about torpedoing an underwater marker piling. I have the channel path on our gps, but we have no idea how the shoal sands have shifted and what is left of our channel. We have to do a survey (any ideas on how to do that) or touch and feel our way out into the river.