Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is Coming


I just turned on the computer and read the headline "Impending Disaster Coming to Northeast!" Why, why do we have to be so dramatic??! I felt my heart start to race, and began getting scared just after that one exposure. How people watching TV all the time maintain their perspective and sanity I don't know.


In reality Sandy has started to blow here and a slight drizzle has begun. Lines are doubled, everything is battened, and the only thing left to do is to take down the boom fly. We're leaving it up for now, because it shields our companionway from the rain, but we'll take it down before it really starts to blow.


The latest we heard from NOAA, (one of the more matter of act media outlets) was the worst will be coming Mon. and Tues with 40-50 mph winds with gusts up to 65. I've experienced 63 mph wind on the boat and its not something I will forget soon. Add to that torrential rain, for a couple of days, and its bound to suck. Not sure how we will walk Chopper or what to really expect. There are quite a few seasoned boaters here, who have gone thru several hurricanes and their pointers, advice and confidence is great to have around. I do keep thinking that it could be worse; we could be looking at swaying trees wondering if they are gonna break on top of us.


Here at Anchorage Marina, we are docked at a fairly protected spot and are loving the floating docks now. If it does get to be too uncomfortable we'll head to a hotel nearby and watch the action from there.  Last year with Hurricane Irene, we docked Me Voy here, and we have no doubt she ride fine, as she did last year. The question is do we want to go for that ride or not. We'll play that one by ear, but so far we are snug, comfortable, and committed to staying put.



7 comments:

jomomma said...

You guys stay safe....

Billb784 said...

Looks like most of it will come in further North, not that the tail of it is any fun but it could be worse. Keeping track of those in my old home waters; great interior pictures of the boat; looks great - old world ambiance.
Merle

Travis and Maggie said...

Thank you to you and all those who contacted us...

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Wishing ya'll the best!

Anonymous said...

Well as your next store neighbor I feel your pain .....its looking nasty already ! The thought of packing Capt.Addy up and taking the normally beautiful walk to the promenade doesn't feel appealing...to myself or Addy ! So here we sit riding it out on the boat ! We are glad you are out here with us! We have been out here for every storm for 20 plus years ! We are usually the only ones out here, so we feel lucky to have two more sets of hands if needed ! Four people can do much more than two ! So with that in mind do you think your as smart as we are or just as dumb!...lol ! Either way here we are riding the storm out here together....yeah !

Colin said...

They are calling for 25 to 30 foot waves on the frickin great lakes. That can't be right!

Travis and Maggie said...

I saw the videos! Crazy!