All OK after Hurricane Sandy

Mark & Sue Owen
Tue 30 Oct 2012 21:05

We are delighted to see the barometer rising after Hurricane Sandy made landfall last night well to the north of us.  In our protected spot we had winds gusting up to 40 knots, but fortunately had flat seas and very little tidal surge.  After 72 hours of non-stop rain, it was good to be able to venture out on deck without waterproofs on.  We have now retrieved our secondary anchor and chain and have been working our deck wash overtime to clean off all the thick brown mud, before re-stowing it deep in the bilge.  We hope not to have a need for it again anytime soon!


We are gradually getting Macushla back in to sailing mode and hope to be on our way again soon.


Snap shot of one of the weather files we downloaded as we anxiously awaited the approaching storm:


Sandy passage weather.JPG