Sunday, October 4, 2015

Weathering the Storm

Like most boaters on the U.S. East Coast, the crew on aCappella has been keeping an eye on Hurricane Joaquin. For Dee Dee, this was her first hurricane. Dylan is more or less a pro having weathered Irene and Sandy. Of course, he had Dyna to keep him safe.

So as Dylan gave Dee Dee some pointers, Mom and Dad prepared the boat, putting out extra lines and fenders. We felt pretty good as Solomons, MD is well protected.

In the end it turned out to be little more than a bad rainstorm for us as Joaquin moved out to sea. Of course, we now know that parts of the Bahamas were devastated and a container ship is lost. So while we feel fortunate, we are reminded that it is Mother Nature who is in charge.

For the crew it meant the loss of some bumper chasing in the morning as their field turned to swamp. However, we still managed to work in a long walk or two. Dee Dee says she doesn't really understand what all this hurricane fuss is all about. The rest of the crew hopes she never finds out...

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