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October 4, 2016

Oct. 3 – Hurricane Watch

Mill Creek, Solomons, MD – Anchorage

"Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing." – Denis Waitley
We left Baltimore today and headed south. We're only a few travel days away from the marina where we will be storing the boat for the winter. Hurricane Matthew is churning in the Caribbean and heading up the east coast. We decided it would be best to get to the marina and prepare the boat while the weather is still nice. The direct path of the storm is uncertain at the moment and seems to change drastically as the National Hurricane Center posts updates every three hours. What hasn't changed is the fact that this is a powerful storm that will leave destruction in its path.

Our plan was to fly into Jacksonville on Friday to pick up our car and visit friends on our way back to the boat, but that isn't looking promising now. Winterizing the boat will have to wait as we get it ready for high winds and rain…oh the joys of living on the water.

Projection maps of Matthews path
It was a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay
The view from our anchorage
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1 comment:

  1. So hard to believe the storm is brewing out there when you have conditions like you saw on the Chesapeake. Hope you have everything buttoned down and ready for your departure. Don't think I'd head back into Jacksonville just yet though. We're hoping we don't get too much rain and wind...could play havoc on the floating dock. You guys should be good up in the Yeocomico at Olverson's. Please tell Fred and Cass we said hello.