Sunday, August 28, 2011

Drift Away Survives Irene

Not even a scratch.   Although a dumpster did pass by within inches, we're told.  

A picture is worth a thousand words. 
Cummings Beach.

Cummings Park

Drift Away survives.  
Irene sped up to 25 MPH, which had her past us at high tide, and instead of the wind hitting us from the east, it was right on our bow out of the south.

The dumpster that just missed us.

Engine damaged by flying debris.

The view from the flybridge.

The new pier at Cummings Beach.

More of the same pier.

If the surge was four more feet, we would have floated off our piling.

Ramp at Cummings Marina.

The seawall that protects our marina.

Seaview House Marina boardwalk.

Pam and I are very grateful that Drift Away survived the storm without a scratch.   And also to our friend Christine for giving us and our dogs shelter.   I'm beat.  That's it for now.  Time for a victory beer.   Naw.   Time for a few victory beers.

1 comment:

  1. I think we all lucked out with this blow.
    The Bahamas seemed to feel the most wind. A friend of mine who rode it out clocked 130mph. Yet, even they suffered little damage. Not sure if this is luck or we're better prepared to deal with these blows.
    enjoy those victory beers. I think I will have one with you.