Our island has had limited access to the rest of the world since Hurricane Sandy in late October. Part of our highway was washed away, preventing vehicles from getting to the bridge off the island. Repairs had been attempted for quite some time, but the weather simply wouldn't cooperate. Nor'easters regressed any progress made and washed away an estimated 800-1000 truckloads of sand placed to help build up the road bed. An emergency ferry (about a 2 hour ride, each way) was opened for all vehicles to utilize and a 4x4 access sand route was opened as well for those who have four-wheel drive vehicles. It's been a rough couple of months of feeling trapped, so when the road finally opened yesterday evening, the entire island was full of joy! Merry Christmas to us!