Irene arrives

I went to the beach at 6 am in time to see the first boat come ashore. Three hours later things were pretty intense, even though high tide was another three hours away and the peak gusts aren’t due to arrive until 2 pm.

Ropes Beach is pretty crowded with gawkers, but I’m glad we pulled the Cotuit Skiff fleet yesterday and got the dock out of the water. My boat is still out there, riding bravely and looking good. For now.

I’ll post more videos until the power goes and I lose my connection.

This first series was shot at the Town Dock.

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

3 thoughts on “Irene arrives”

  1. David- Your posts on the hurricane and preparation have been terrific. Thanks very much. I went out today (Sunday) to take a look around and was astonished at the level of activity around town. There was more traffic, foot, bicycle and automobile than on an ordinary Sunday this time of year. It seems we dodged the bullet this time, although there was that boat that sank in the bay. Like last year, the skiff fleet in the field off Ropes Beach was a beautiful sight.

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  2. Amazing footage…so glad your boat weathered it out!! Wish I could say the same for the rest of our customers. I have enjoyed reading your posts.

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