As the rest of the Eastern Seaboard evacuated, or hunkered down for Hurricane Irene the scene was much different on St. Augustine beach Saturday.
The Beaches in St. Johns County appeared to be business as usual in record breaking heat Saturday in the Oldest City.
Beach ramps on Anastasia Island were re-opened for driving, with the exception of the ramp at Matanzas.
Sea Turtle nests were marked, as the Nesting Season on our beaches took the brunt of the storm due to high tides and beach erosion, which seemed to be the extent of the damage that the beaches suffered.
The over all mood was a sense of calm after preparing for the unexpected with a slow moving, rapidly intensifying storm moving in this direction all week.
Local surfers took advantage of the great surf, and curious on lookers came down to the beach to see what damage was done to the beaches after dodging Irene.