The “No Name” Storm Slams Buzzards Bay

 
About 16 hours later (1:00 AM Thursday), Mrs. Horne woke me out of a sound sleep to tell me the generator had kicked on and the power was off. 

I woke up at 6:00 AM and the generator was still humming. Around 6:15 AM the power came on despite the fact that the wind was still howling. I decided to pop open my Bouycast app and check the windspeed…

53 Knot Gust at the mouth of Buzzards Bay – nothing to sneeze at. That’s 61 MPH, just 13 MPH short of hurricane force winds!…

I started browsing social media, this tweet popped up…

88 MPH – Clearly this was more than just an October gale. Then on Facebook I saw a few more ominous posts…

Cruise ships seeking shelter – clearly this was one serious storm. Thanks to Linda for tipping me off to the whole “No Name” thing.

Yesterday afternoon I went down to the Town Wharf to check out the damage. I talked to Assistant Harbormater PJ Beaudoin who told me that about a dozen boats had broken off their moorings and slammed the wharf, other boats, or the beach.

The 45′ Sloop Fearless was the worst hit…

PJ told me it had hit a couple of boats before drifting into the wharf. It actually ended up right here!

Cracked Glass!

Mrs. Horne and I had taken in all the furniture from the front deck on Wednesday morning except the couch, which is too big to fit through the door. Last winter I covered it and tie it to the wall with rope.

Wednesday I covered it, but planned to buy proper tie-downs rather than rope, so I didn’t tie it to the wall. The near hurricane winds blew it across the deck and into the railing.

When I moved it, I saw what I really didn’t want to…

It’s hard to see, but that’s shattered glass! Thankfully, Citywide Glass in New Bedford can fix it next week for a mere $280.

Video From The Cove

I shot some video of the wind and waves yesterday for those of you who have already left our shores to enjoy…

Dave

 

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About 16 hours later (1:00 AM Thursday), Mrs. Horne woke me out of a sound sleep to tell me the generator had kicked on and the power was off. 

I woke up at 6:00 AM and the generator was still humming. Around 6:15 AM the power came on despite the fact that the wind was still howling. I decided to pop open my Bouycast app and check the windspeed…

53 Knot Gust at the mouth of Buzzards Bay – nothing to sneeze at. That’s 61 MPH, just 13 MPH short of hurricane force winds!…

I started browsing social media, this tweet popped up…

88 MPH – Clearly this was more than just an October gale. Then on Facebook I saw a few more ominous posts…

Cruise ships seeking shelter – clearly this was one serious storm. Thanks to Linda for tipping me off to the whole “No Name” thing.

Yesterday afternoon I went down to the Town Wharf to check out the damage. I talked to Assistant Harbormater PJ Beaudoin who told me that about a dozen boats had broken off their moorings and slammed the wharf, other boats, or the beach.

The 45′ Sloop Fearless was the worst hit…

PJ told me it had hit a couple of boats before drifting into the wharf. It actually ended up right here!

Cracked Glass!

Mrs. Horne and I had taken in all the furniture from the front deck on Wednesday morning except the couch, which is too big to fit through the door. Last winter I covered it and tie it to the wall with rope.

Wednesday I covered it, but planned to buy proper tie-downs rather than rope, so I didn’t tie it to the wall. The near hurricane winds blew it across the deck and into the railing.

When I moved it, I saw what I really didn’t want to…

It’s hard to see, but that’s shattered glass! Thankfully, Citywide Glass in New Bedford can fix it next week for a mere $280.

Video From The Cove

I shot some video of the wind and waves yesterday for those of you who have already left our shores to enjoy…

Dave

 

Continue reading “The “No Name” Storm Slams Buzzards Bay”

Happy Birthday Lori!

Last night PJ and Audrey hosted their annual BBQ at the pier. It was a wonderful evening (as always) with everyone bringing a dish to complement the Beaudoin’s burgers and dogs. Much to everyone’s delight, someone had made a 91st birthday cake for Lori Crook and everyone sang to her. In case you didn’t know, Lori’s secret to longevity is her afternoon walk to Aucoot … Continue reading Happy Birthday Lori!

Wanna plant soft-shelled clams?

I just saw this and thought some of you may be interested… Volunteers sought for clam seeding MATTAPOISETT — Mattpoisett Animal Control and Shellfish Dept. is looking for volunteers to help plant soft-shelled clams in Mattapoisett waters. The seeding project will start in a few weeks, according to the town shellfish officer. For more information or if you can help, please call the town shellfish department … Continue reading Wanna plant soft-shelled clams?