Preparing for Hurricane Earl's Arrival
We evacuated Block Island on Wednesday and headed to the mainland and safe harbor in preparation for Earl's arrival to the area on Friday. It's not forecast to be that bad here but better safe than sorry. I've experienced a lot of hurricanes in Florida over the years and know they have a mind of their own and will surprise you at the last minute when you have no time left to prepare.
On Wednesday 9/1/2010 at 1500 we left the Great Salt Pond, Block Island and headed to Warwick, RI and had a very pleasant 5 hour cruise arriving at Brewer Greenwich Bay marina shortly after sunset... secure to a dock for the first time in 3 months.
Thursday morning we moved SAILS from an outside exposed dock at Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina to an inside well protected slip at Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett. These two marinas are side-by-side and the entire move took only a few minutes. I feel much better about our location to ride out the effects of hurricane Earl on Friday.
Posted at 12:58 PM
Cruising Blog Complete
I finally finshied writing our cruising blog application and can add some blog entries. If only we were cruising... but we are on the hook in the Great Salt Pond, Block Island for the summer while I am working as captain for BayWatchRI Marine Towing and Rescue.
Posted at 4:40 PM