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Meanwhile back at the Marina

April 22, 2016

Umm, the first major winter season storm.  We clocking winds at upwards of 53 knots from the north-west.  The outer docking is at a 25 degree list to leeward, boats are rocking around, some boats are chewing away at the docks while others are struggling with lines to limit damage.

It’s all a bit wild.  Sage lies in the inner sections of the harbour and is well protected from the brunt of the storm yet fine tuning is needed to keep her well positioned.  In a few hours we should see the maximum winds abate and the wind turn more to the west which means williwas screaming down from the 500m cliffs above us.  However the seas should abate a little as they move to come off the land.  Apparently seas offshore are to rich as high as 15m!  No place to be in a small boat so hope everyone is safely in harbour.

The video below is not great but I have saved you from a long viewing keeping it to about 20 seconds!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2016 14:29

    sounds like the night trying to hold down that tent in Namibia…

  2. April 22, 2016 18:22

    Not at all envious … bad enough with 45kn gusts in Jan when we were there. Stay safe …

  3. April 22, 2016 22:01

    Hi Tony and Connie. Looks like a lot of rock and roll for you! Hope the storm passes quickly. Thanks for the all the pictures of the new dodger…it’s a really interesting construction process. Looks like it’s going to be a skookum dodger!

  4. millermartin2015 permalink
    April 24, 2016 08:08

    Thx. For the News . Keep safe .all the best from France

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