Hurricane " IRENE " Smiths Cove, Maine
MONDAY 29th AUGUST 2011
Well , here we are, having survived the night in this beautifull Hurricane Hole called " Smiths Cove "
We had some torrential rain during the night plus winds gusting to 56 knots, Sleeping was intermittent as " A Lady "
swung back and forth in the violent winds, the water was choppy , but not rough, the rigging screemed and the halyards
rattled against the mast, ( Definatly not a night to be at sea or riding a horse, )
but then a day break , it all began to ease off,
The wind went North West and died down to 20 / 25 knots, the sun appeared and it looks now like a beautifull day ahead,
many of the big yachts, ( the ones over 100feet ) dragged their anchors during the night and gave plenty of entertainment
to the rest of the fleet, but , thankfully, no damage to anyone,
Thats all for now,
Signed :- Stephen Hyde ( Skipper )