We are fortunate, at least right now, to be located out of the major areas of impact for both Harvey and Irma (predicted). We do have a beach place at Cape San Blas, FL which we are watching closely and expecting some impact. I put up storm shutters and boarded up on Friday, but was just amazed by the apparent lack of preparations that most people had made. I saw only a handful of properties that had made any preparations.
|Irma's Path Prediction (Thursday)|
At this point, there is no "good" or even "better" path for Irma - wherever this thing goes, people and property will be severely impacted.
|Irma's Predicted Path (Sunday, Sept 10)|
|Cape San Blas Beaches (Friday)|
We have all heard the saying "the calm before the storm".....well here's a photo of Cape San Blas beaches taken Friday Sept 8. I have never seen it look so peaceful and beautiful. It really brought a tear to my eye to wonder what it will look like on my next visit.
I am planning to head overseas on Tuesday (hopefully) until the end of the month. Since we are still in the height of H-season, I will be stripping the boat of all canvas today, including sails, and spidering Midnight Sun into her slip. A precautionary measure, and I hope I am proved to be paranoid. I have great neighbors that will look out for her while I am away - but still, best to be prepared. I will try to post photos of the preparations.
Back on the "Lost Bay" (Perdido Bay), sailing friends compete for the Commodore's Cup at Point YC., taking advantage of the 20 kt winds already spawned off Irma.
|Commodore's Cup Participant - Point YC|