28 October 2012 | Tide Water Yacht Marina Norfolk
Wanda/ Rainy Wind NNE 15-20 kts
Sunday October 28th AM
Looks like Sandy has slowed a bit and still down around Georgia. It was very windy and rained most all the night. The rocking of the boat and the sound of rain on the deck made it great for sleeping, sorta like a good lullaby. High tide at
8:30 this morning has the water a couple of inches over the fixed docks and has the ramp from our floating docks to the main dock lifted up over head level so I guess we will be staying on board for a few hours. As soon as the tide goes out we will be out to check on the rental car parked in the lot. So for now I am going to kick back and finish watching season 2 of Downton Abby.
Waiting for Sandy
27 October 2012 | Tide Water Yacht Marina Norfolk,VA
Wanda/ Cloudy Wind from NE 15 kts
Friday October 26th:
What a way to be intiated into the life of living on board. After watching weather reports we decided that Sandy was going to cause enough trouble that we needed to take a road trip down to Norfolk. Fourteen hours driving straight through we managed to get a couple of hours sleep before sun up. Here at Scott's Creek the docks are all fixed which would mean with the expected storm surge they would be under water. One of the local live on boards told us the last hurricane left boats stranded on the docks when the water receeded which made the decision to move really easy. Didn't have to move too far, the closest marina with floating docks was only 5 miles away and still had a couple of slips left. Once secured we crashed for the rest of the day.
Saturday October 27th:
This morning was all about making sure everything was tied down. Put extra dock lines on, tied down the new dinghy John just built, wrapped the sails with line so they don't become unfurled in the wind, last minute store run. The rain has just started so time to batten down the hatches and start the hurricane party.
We are expecting winds Sunday at 40-50 knots and a storm surge of 3-4 feet. It will be interesting to see what happens when you have a full moon, high tide & a hurricane blow by.The rain has just started so time to batten down the hatches and start the hurricane party.