Friday, March 9, 2012

Thar' She Blows

Peaceful...

Beautiful...

Calm.
And then...

 "The Weather Event of the Season" was scheduled to hit Sunday night.  
Okay then, let's find shelter and be quick about it. 
 We started calling for dockage reservations and were getting the old "No-Room-At-the-Inn" message everywhere we turned.  Plan B.... 

Did we have a Plan B?  

What could be an alternative to swinging wildly on a hook or two, waiting out a week-long blow?  Our guardian angel was working on our behalf, and a space opened up for us at Compass Cay.  
Hurrah!  We're saved.  




Soaked by the spray of the breakers...

We took turns holding the little one lest he be blown away in the Gale force winds.


I love the sea oats blowing in the beach dunes.


The winds are lessening now, but Steadfast is growing fond of the dock.  Nelson is partial to the beach runs and Captain and Crew are decidedly attached to the pot luck dinners and Sundowners with the gang  at Compass Cay.  We are in no hurry to move on.

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
One hears hints of spring are making their appearance here and there.

13 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Hi Rosemary. I'm glad you found a safe haven from the strong winds. It's incredible how it can go from being so peaceful, to huge breakers coming into the shore. You can certainly see how strong the winds are by looking at the photos of you and hubby. Even the fur on your gorgeous little pooch is being blown right back!! Keep safe and, yes, spring is starting to appear over here in England, although it is still quite chilly in the wind. But it's lovely to see all the daffodils springing up everywhere.

Storykeeper said...

Glad you found a safe harbor. Your pictures capture so many emotions. Your pictures make me feel the wind whipping blowing sand in my face. Thank you for sharing.

Storykeeper said...

Glad you found a safe harbor. Your pictures capture so many emotions. Your pictures make me feel the wind whipping blowing sand in my face. Thank you for sharing.

Tami said...

When I read your last post about the approaching storm, I couldn't decide if that sounded fun or frightening. Glad it all came out well. And I don't blame you for just hanging out there for awhile - sounds like a fun group.

We are seeing signs of Spring in Nebraska - the crocus are poking up, buds on trees and shrubs. But I'm not ready. It's been such a mild winter - I want to have ONE weekend of staying indoors, warm and cozy, and watching the snow blow. Maybe March will go out like a lion.

AmyLK said...

Awww poor nelson! Glad you found safe harbor and are enjoying the landlubber scenes....

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful place.

murrey said...

Beautiful pictures Rosemary

Teena in Toronto said...

Whoa! That`s a wind!

We`re still waiting for winter here.

Anonymous said...

Wow, check out that wind! Love your photos as usual. So amazing.

Roy and Christine said...

Wow. You looked like you were at the Nuuanu Pali Lookout on Oahu.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Oh my gosh! Don't let Nelson blow awaaaaaay!

Veronica Lee said...

OMG!! Glad Nelson was okay!!

Pat Tillett said...

That's the scary part about being at sea. Good thing you found a place dock and stay for a while. The weather has been fine at home, but we haven't been there! We've been in the desert for a few weeks and the weather there was amazing....