Monday, August 30, 2010

Hurricane Earl - One Good Thing

One good thing about Hurricane Earl is that "they" say the worst bit of the storm for us should be between 11am and 6pm.  Hmmmm, that's a long time but at least it is during daylight.  Darkness adds a factor of x5 to my perception of storm conditions :)

Stormpulse showing the 8am forecast with the "circle of death" positioned at 2pm.
Looks like we shouldn't get H-strength winds.


We don't have a wind generator whizzing away and with no mast we don't have wind whistling through the rigging which can be quite disconcerting.

They say we might get 6-8 inches of rain. Have to go bail out the dinghy during the next lull. There are flash flood warnings in effect..

The radio went off the air earlier and they said they had to go on generator power.  I'm surprised that we still have internet service because quite often the islands shut off the power during storms to prevent damage to the system (so they say).

When we went out at 7am to tape up the hatch above the bed, Bob's glasses started to blow off. He lost a pair of glasses in Hurricane Omar in St Martin, so we now have found our little tethers to keep our glasses on.

It stopped raining so Willow has come out... but here's pictures of the kitties during the last squall

Willow hiding under the bed and Buffy chilling out on my seat.

It's quiet right now so we'll have to go outside to tidy up and bail the dinghy, but we haven't finished our first cup of coffee yet!

This is what it looked like at 8am.

Gallows Bay, Christiansted, St Croix USVI - 30 Aug 2010, 8:00 am

Hopefully, we'll still be online for the 11am forecast.

Here's a link to the webcam at the Christiansted Boardwalk, by Harbor Cam

Catch ya later. Keep safe!