Friday, November 8, 2013


It was very windy here last night. Not as bad as it was in the Philipines mind you where they had winds of 200 mph with gusts up to 235 mph and 50 foot waves. We on the other hand had some winds, the strength of which I have no idea, except that it did blow my boat into the water - from on land where it was sitting up on logs. Fortunately I had looped its line over one of the pier poles which stopped it from blowing across The Lake. Also very fortunately I had forgotten to remove the plugs. These I always remove, except this time, to allow any rain water to drain out. But I had forgotten, otherwise it would have promptly sunk, which would have made its retrieval extremely difficult! I have no idea how I would have been able to get it out of The Lake if it had filled with water! Certainly not on my own.
The wind also blew my crab traps into the water from the pier where they had been sitting after I pulled them out last week. Now please bear in mind that crab traps are basically made of chicken wire, so they are about 98% holes, maybe 99%, surrounded by thin wire! That does not give much area for the wind to work on. But there they are, in the water.

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