Saturday, November 3, 2007

P-Town, Day 2, Hurricane Noel

The wind was howling and the rain was piercing just an hour ago as Logan, Ed and I watched a boat sink at its mooring. The winds have not yet reached their maximum predicted strength, which is up to 70kts later this evening. The Provincetown Harbormaster has kindly offered us free docking for the duration of the storm. We have lines spread out to every cleat and piling possible on the surrounding wharfs, like a spider in a web. The boys are back there now, and I feel comfortable with our current situation. When the wind shifts around midnight though, we will need to be prepared to fire up the engine and cast off the lines, and find another wharf which will offer us shelter when the winds back to the northwest.