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”

Pee Pond Gone!

In case you haven’t noticed, Susan, Daisy, and I have been back since April 18. As is our usual routine, we walk across the beach to Connett with Daisy in the spring until the NO DOGS ON THE BEACH Statute kicks in. If you made way by the Pee Pond this spring, you know that the little creek was more like a river. In fact, … Continue reading Pee Pond Gone!

Follow My Buzzards Bay!

Hi Folks,

As I’ve been out walking Daisy, a number of you have commented on how much you’re enjoying my latest project My Buzzards Bay.

Technically speaking, it’s Lifestyle Travel Blog. Personally, it’s my way of paying it forward to the awesome body of water we’re blessed to live upon.

Probably the most valuable information is the Dock and Dine page. Since I bought the first Boston Whaler in 2000, I have been on a quest to build an arsenal of great spots to take my friends for lunch by boat. Besides fishing, isn’t this why we bought our boats in the first place?

The Dock and Dine page is where you’ll find my favorite hang-outs for lunch. I also do reviews of seaside eateries, gunkholes, and more!

How To Follow My Buzzards Bay?

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The King Tide – Eye Candy Alert

Around 9:00 AM this morning, I looked out and to my amazement, both Whale Rock and the Jetty were gone! They hadn’t been abducted, but rather, buried by what I have come to learn was the King Tide.

From WCVB in Boston…

‘King tide’ likely to cause minor coastal flooding

The highest high tides of the year, known as the king tide, will arrive around Memorial Day weekend, bringing the threat for minor coastal flooding on several occasions. Continue reading “The King Tide – Eye Candy Alert”