Friday, August 24, 2012

Hurricane Isaac and more

Good afternoon,

Being a superstitious sailor in the Grenadines I was reluctant to post anything on Isaac so far.
He has been a bit of a troublesome storm to predict (what's in a name, right?) and still is.
Here in the Grenadines we had LOADS of rain and some very gusty winds from all directions.
To my knowledge only a few boats hit each other caused by shifting winds, some dragged anchor, but the only very unfortunate thing that happened was the ship that managed to get himself stranded east, yes east, of West Cay.
Probably due to poor visibility captain did not interpret the light on West Cay correctly.


Thanks to Christian Schrijver, who took this picture, the crew is safe.
He caught the Mayday and went out in his little dinghy to see if he could help.

The weather was awful, you are one heroic good sailor.



What is next for Isaac? As we speak, Isaac is AGAIN trying to make up his mind where he wants to form a center, so it is a wait and see now.


Meanwhile, news and weather forecasts and speculations will be coming in on Isaac, especially since he still has a possibility to hit Tampa where a pretty major political even is scheduled to take place.
However, we are now looking at the Africa computer models, they are in quite good agreement that the next storm will form off Africa next week. So far all storms have followed more or less the same track, Kirk next?

All the best, Maria

1 comment:

  1. Felice inizio settimana a te...ciao

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