Nantasket Beach wasn't exactly crowded around 2 p.m., but there were quite a few people there, from wetsuit-clad surfers to more casual body surfers and bathers to one guy with a metal detector. It was kind of windy, but not overwhelmingly so, and the waves for the most part were small to minuscule. Looking north toward the rest of Hull, you could see this cloud hugging the topography:
Here's something you don't see every day: A guy walking on water (OK, he was actually standing on a surfboard and was getting around by paddling):
As I was driving to the beach, it started raining a bit around 1:45 between the Fore and Back rivers. Afterwards, at a Panera in Hingham, I had just sat down when this little girl at the table next to me blurted out: "What if the hurricane started early and we were driving on the road and we DIED?!?"