The Kindred Spirit is back! A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped, this mailbox is truly being watched over! Our wonderful group of volunteers went out today and quickly set to work. The mailbox was put back in its original place (or as close as we could get since there was no marker), the bench was plotted next to it, and the flagpole was straightened and re-roped, and equipped with a new flag.
I cannot begin to thank everyone who helped, offered support, supplies, donations, and words of encouragement–there would simply be a never ending list. During the chaos of this week I looked up the definition on Kindred, it means “Relationship by blood.” After this week, I do not think even blood could unite this many people. The spirit of the mailbox is something much greater.
Riding down to the the Mailbox, supplies in tow.
Couldn’t have asked for a better day
The Crew walking down
Erosion from Tropical Storm Ana
That’s why they call it Bird Island
Modeling the New Mailbox
I can’t believe how the dunes washed away
Debris in front of the Mailbox from the storm
The helpers started coming in droves
The downed Mailbox and bench
The bench miraculously remained in one piece
Journals from Post-Ana
Planning and plotting
The new (metal) Mailbox
Debris from the storm
This tree is holding up this dune
Picking up trash
Removing the old Mailbox, although not so old, it’s only been there a month!
Fixing the flagpole
“Quick someone Google how to thread a flagpole”
Joey helping out
Re-roping the flagpole
Our trusty ropers
A little spot of paradise
The Kindred Spirit Bench
Mailbox and bench, back together again
In business again!
What a view!
Raising the flag
There she goes!
Blowing in the wind
The Kindred Spirit Mailbox is back!
Writing in a notebook
The Kindred Spirit is here at Sunset Beach
Our wonderful volunteers!