What a night it was, winds gusted to 80mph while sustained winds averaged 58mph! A satuating rain that softened the soil caused many trees around Cape Ann to fall. My house shook like it never shook before....well, since I added a second story in 2004. I was lucky, we only lost power for a few seconds....several times. The back yard willow tree lost a few branches and I had to look for the cover of my trash barrel. And most amazing is the cover on my boat weathered the storm with no problem! I awoke to the sounds of chain saws and the sound of a pretty rough surf along the shore. It's not easy to get around to see the damage and it's not a good idea. With many trees and power lines down many roads are closed. Taking photos of the surf was a challenge with a heavy salt mist all about but I tried the best I could.
Don't forget...click on any photo for the full size!
Telephone poles pushed by the wind on Thatcher Road!
Flooded Good Harbor Beach!
No surfing today!
Wave after wave!
Another big wave!
Tons of water!
Wave climbs the rocks!
Salt Island gap!
Gull gets out of the way!
The Tavern missing shingles!
Waves splat the old Birdseye Plant!
Rockport harbor breakwater!
Toppled shed at Sandy Bay Yacht Club:
Trees down on Atlantic Road!
Large tree down across Haskell Street!
Truck hits branch on Witham Street!
No problem....saw cuts limb!
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"!