Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know wut yer gonna get

Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know wut yer gonna get

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wind and Waves Today

Boyd and I drove to the harbor this afternoon.  The wind was exciting and cold!  Well, cold for San Diego County anyway.  It was below 50 degrees.  We checked on the boat...and good thing.  The sail had begun to unfurl.  Boyd got everything tied down and buttoned up.  We checked on a friends boat and it was a  mess!  The bimini was shredded and their sail cover was blown away.  We saw many boats with shredded sails.  That is a very costly lesson in sailboat care.  We were warned of Gale- Force winds today.  Some boats in the harbor were jumping up and down and side to side, bumping and grinding on the docks.  An unfortunate location right in front of the first waters into the harbor from the ocean- and a straight shot of wind at them.

We drove out along the beach to see the waves. Wind and sand pounded the car.  The waves broke over the tops of the jetties; fast and furious.  It was exciting to watch.  However, we hastened our retreat taking care to not hurt the car with the coarse sand on the paint and in the motorworks.

When we returned home we saw several out buildings had lost part or all of their roofing.  They were all along the horse pens.  No horses were hurt.  They are very excited though.  They have on their coats for the night.

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