Friday, September 03, 2010

Earl Looms...


... and provides some entertainment:




Those surfing shots were the rare ones; the sets were very far apart, and most of the waves were no more than knee or waist high. At 5:15 PM the wind still hasn't picked up, and I'm wondering now if it ever will. Technically the height of the storm isn't supposed to pass off Nantucket Island until around midnight tonight, so the storm, even here, isn't expected to intensify until after dark. But it has also weakened considerably, dropping from a Category 4 to a Category 1 in the course of about 18 hours and hanging farther off the coast than originally forecast. I think we dodged a bullet, although I'm disappointed that we didn't get better surfing. Oh well...

© 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger

8 comments:

  1. Having been through Ike, listened as the eye went right over my house at 3 am, I have to say, you're better off.

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  2. Ah I have another blogger in Nova Scotia battening down the hatches so hope it's all a storm in a teacup.

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  3. It does look rather gray and windy. I'm laughing that you were wanting more excitement!

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  4. I don't surf, so...but I love the first pic - so contemplative (I know that's not what you were after that day:) )

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  5. It missed us here in Maryland, Ocean City got a little windy. Seems like Canada getting it the worst.

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  6. I think that's a good bullet to dodge! Always have enjoyed watching surfing--I think I would have enjoyed that a lot as a younger fellow, but there weren't many opportunities in Vermont! Had to be content with water skiing.

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  7. Been thinking of you Roy glad to hear it won't be a "perfect Storm" how goes the new job? Wishing you all the best with it!

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