Calm Before the Storm

Decided to take a walk along Avery Point this morning…  Lots of activity in the marinas and there is definitely a tropical feel to the air, and a feeling of pause and anticipation.

Here’s today’s predicted path for Irene — we’re still smack dab in the middle of it.

I hope to respond to all the thoughtful comments left on my earlier posts soon…

Governor Malloy addressed the state last night and again at noon today. He said that Connecticut is much more forested now than it was when Hurricane Gloria (1985) and the Great Hurricane of 1938 roared through here – many farms have returned to woods. So we may be out of power for some time, as I’m sure many trees will be uprooted. Stocking up on non-perishable food…

The good news is that Irene seems to be weakening a little, but one can never be too certain about what a hurricane will do at the last minute. So we’re hoping for the best and preparing for the worst!

Will come back and check to see how this observation deck does during the storm!

The boat belongs to the University of Connecticut, which has degree programs in Marine Science and Maritime Studies here at its Avery Point campus.

And finally a picture of the Avery Point Lighthouse

13 thoughts on “Calm Before the Storm

    • Oh my – I am behind on my responses! Thank you, Sybil. The problems Irene caused still seem to be lingering for some folks, mostly in the form of prolonged power outages and no cable internet connections. Tim & I went over the bridge to New London yesterday and were astonished all over again at the number of trees down and traffic lights still out…

  1. I hope it continues to weaken, Barbara. Really liked your photographs. Looking at the projected map…is NYC supposed to get hit with as much ferocity as your state? Just thinking about Kiah’s boyfriend and friends…

    • Kathy, we just heard on the news that the mayor of NYC has ordered evacuations for some areas of the city. And they are closing down the subways. I’m trying to find out what Larisa is doing and where she is. I hope Kiah’s boyfriend and friends will be safe…

    • Thank you, Rosie! Thinking about what I was going to blog about kept me from wringing my hands while waiting for the storm! And there’s nothing like a good brisk walk to crank out some endorphins to calm the nerves… :)

  2. Just got back from our final trip to the store and while we were out the kids called us, so now we know everyone’s plans and whereabouts. Tomorrow morning we’ll bring the chair, potted plants and garden ornaments inside and then we’ll be ready for Irene!

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