While waiting for Hurricane Irene to arrive the air was still and heavy with humidity. It felt like a tropical jungle, you could break a sweat just standing outside! And as time was passing several "day boat" fishing vessels went out and came back with their catch. My concern was the fishing vessel "Miss Trish II" who departed earlier in the week and wasn't expected back until Sunday at the earliest. Just as I was wrapping up my work on Fishermen's Wharf here comes the "Miss Trish II" rounding the Cape Pond Ice docks and pulling into her berth. A trip cut short for a good reason.
Later in the afternoon the first rain ban hit the area with a drenching downpour. Usually after a rain like that the humidity is broken.....not this time, there's much more to come.
My boat prepped, bimini top folded up and secured.
Low tide and in the mud as the first rain comes down.
Fenders deployed in case a wayward boat or float heads her way. I didn't realize how dirty they were!
A couple of gulls talking about Hurricane Irene!
Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" prepping for weather.
The bow of the Whale Watch boat "Privateer IV" passes in front of the Ocean Crest dock.
Usually there are over 100 passengers aboard, not this day. Too bad because it was flat calm out.
Ocean Crest workers....With a flood tide from a storm surge, they'd be up to their waist in water!
"Miss Trish II" arrives to her berth.
Boats in Smith Cove.
Even a yacht seeks shelter.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!