Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Here we go again...

It's 5.30pm, high water was about an hour ago and yet the water continues to rise...we're in the middle of, yet another, winter storm and the NW wind blowing around 35knots with, apparently, possible gusts of 45 knots from the NW. The worst direction in Scott's Creek and a chop has built up which will probably increase as the tides tries to ebb.
Bee working her way back down the jetty...
 Bee has just leapt off the boat in her wellies to collect a parcel our friend Cary has been expecting. The UPS driver was alarmed to see the wild haired woman trying to run through the water that has already risen above the jetty... and couldn't work out why anyone would be coming from that direction in this weather....

As luck would have it we have both the Carrie B and a local ferry in alongside us. Unfortunately the jetty they're on is really only long enough for one vessel so the Carrie B has about a third of its length against the jetty whilst the rest remain in limbo. Lets hope both the jetty and their lines hold or this place is going to look like a skittle alley.

I think it'll be a long night.

But it has been quiet and restful, well perhaps not for this fish. At the moment the top of this piling is struggling to stay above water as it continues to rise.

Redbird and Hannah side by side, a bygone era


  1. Lordy, hope the night wasn't too long and all has passed safely.
    Coming to the end of a cold and wet UK winter, looking forward to Spring!

  2. In the end all was well thanks, just a lack of sleep. Once this cold northerly eases away we may be able to think about spring and cruising the Bay until we head out.

  3. Your most detrimental direction inside Scott's Creek as well as a process has built way up that may likely raise as the tides endeavors for you to ebb.