Monday, October 29, 2012

Waiting for Sandy and its wind ...

The wind is still rising here on Cape Cod, though Hurricane Sandy is still hundreds of miles south of us. It's a big storm, winds apparently reaching out more than 500 miles. It's gusting into the 30s here right now and the wind has driven the water south of Falmouth into rollers and whitecaps. High tide drove water up over some docks and low-lying beach roads, but that will no doubt get much worse in another seven or eight hours, as the winds rise and high tide returns.
These photos are from near the entrance to Falmouth's inner harbor, right on Vineyard Sound. No doubt by high tide tonight, I'd be good and wet standing in the same place.



I'm ignoring the storm for the moment and going to the studio to make room for Kim Medeiros and me to glaze pots tomorrow for next weekend's woodfiring in Truro.

11 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

Gerry called and was walking around in waist deep water at the Outer Banks. No idea when he is coming home....
Stay safe! It's really windy here, still no rain though.

Hollis Engley said...

Sounds like it's going to be about the same here, Tracey. Though big rain is expected later.

smartcat said...

We are starting to get more rain and more wind. Although as I write this the wind as died almost completely. Keep the old weather eye out and stay safe.

Hollis Engley said...

Thank you, Ms. Rhode Islander, you too.

Dennis Allen said...

Good Luck!

June Perry said...

Stay safe. They're saying this storm is a thousand miles wide. Sending prayers and good thoughts for all is possible harms way.

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks, June and Dennis. Looks like it will be a while before things return to normal.

Julia said...

Stay safe!

cookingwithgas said...

Mark and i are thinking of you,Dee and all your friend out on the Cape. Be safe.

angela walford said...

yikes put ya waders on Hollis and stay outta the harbor!!

Hollis Engley said...

We're fine, folks. Thanks for the concern.