Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Tapestry during Hurricane Sandy - Click image for larger view
We were fortunate here in Pawtuxet Cove as the tides never got as high as predicted and we were well protected from the east wind. Tapestry road out the storm with ease and no harm was done. Others here in Rhode Island didn't fair as well as there was a lot of damage. This photo was taken by aiming my headlights toward the boat from the flooded parking lot. The water level got about three feet above the high tide mark. The pilings as the end of my finger piers only had a few feet left on them before the water began to recede. Our big fear was that the docks would have floated over the tops of the pilings.  The pilings along the main dock are much taller so I don't think we would have gone far.  I had put out extra storm lines and dropped the anchor off the bow. Sorry for the grainy shot but I pushed the ISO all the way up. There was no power here in the neighborhood so it was really dark.

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