"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

August 28, 2011

Aug. 27 - Baltimore, MD

Day 162 - Hurricane Irene
Anchorage Marina

We spent the morning visiting with people and awaiting Irene’s arrival. The rain started around noon and was pretty light most of the day. As the evening went on we got bands of heavier rain and the wind became much stronger. I think our winds were between 30-40 mph, with stronger gusts blowing in now and then.

As you can see from the picture below our boat is at the beginning of the dock, with condos right above us. The condos are helping to protect us from the wind and keeping our rocking to a minimum. Earlier in the evening, before the rain got heavy, we put on our slickers and went for a walk. We walked up to the street, past the condos and the wind was already getting pretty strong...they're doing a great job of protecting us.

According to the news there are a lot of people without power and there is some flooding in the area from rain, but it looks like the marina is doing fine. In fact, there was no storm surge here at all.  When the wind dies down a little more we will get out and look around.

Hurricane Flags are up
View from The Pearl
Here comes Irene

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