Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just In Case

Early this morning we made our way out to Fearless to prepare for what may arrive late Friday evening. Ours was the 1st of 30 boats scheduled to be hauled out by our local Boat Transport, before Hurricane Earl is expected to arrive.

Sorrento Harbor is sheltered from the open ocean by it's surrounding islands. Look how calm it was this morning. It's hard to imagine just how bad it can get. But we're not taking any chances.

With our skiff Chowdahbucket in tow, we head back to the dock to wait for our appointment.

The sun rises as we wait.

Our turn.

That's our dentist's office in the background. They have boarded up a few of their windows already.

It sure was a short season this year for Fearless. We'll sleep good knowing she's back home though.

I didn't even get to show you any pictures from this season. So here's one Henri took of me a few weeks ago. So much for action shots, but if you look really close, that's mud on my upper arm. I had already taken off my bright orange apron, because well frankly, with my life vest under it, I look quite hefty. Plus it was covered in mud. But mostly because I don't enjoy looking more hefty than I have to.

I didn't get to show you our traditional first catch of the season either. So here's a shot of some that Henri ate.

So for now, we remain on storm watch with everyone else. Although, I suppose we really could use some rain.


Teri said...

Oh man! I haven't had a good lobster yet this summer. I know where I'm eating out at SOON!!

BTW, you look so darn cute in that photo! Love it!

jojo said...

that Earl looks like trouble, glad you are getting things in order and hoping he takes a turn out to sea...take care y'all.

Barry said...

We've been worrying about you guys! The weather geeks on TV showed the "spaghetti view" that puts the tracks of all the computer models on screen at once, and one of them draws a line straight at you! Please stay safe and show us some awesome pictures when it's all over.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Let's both keep our fingers crossed for all the people AND critters in the path of Earl.

So SAD to see Fearless already out of the water, but so SANE to do it in plenty of time.

We have windows to cover etc. We're on John's Bay, but right where it empties into the Atlantic. We get 15 to 20 foot waves sweeping across from Pemaquid Point. One year a few of the lobstermen just sat on our rockers and watched the boats.

Many of the lobstermen have moved their traps in the past few days.

We'll see what happens. I have friends coming next week and have promised them lobster out on the porch.

sending love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, Both you and Henri be safe and God Bless. Sandy :O)

Piecefulafternoon said...

Glad you are making preparations - those things scare the sillies out of me. Take care!

vicki said...

Lili - I am praying that all goes well for you and Henri - and for your community with the possibility of this impending storm. Who would ever have thought that Maine would be at risk! Your photos are lovely - Fearless is a beautiful boat.

We are off on our own adventure soon - this weekend - say a prayer for us also -

(I will call if we head in your direction!)


Fabulously french said...

Hi Lili, hope that the storm passes without anyone/thing getting damaged. Love the photo of you and the lobsters look very yummy.

A tres bientot,

Leeann x

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, hope we don't get hit too much by Earl, we'll clear the porch just in case..., take care!

Maurie Kirschner said...

I just LOVE the name of your skiff! You live in such a beautiful and charming area - I enjoyed the pictures.

I hope things stay calm there for you! Be safe!

Low Tide High Style said...

First of all you don't ever look hefty my dear! Secondly, I hope you the storm misses you all! We didn't get anything but a few rain showers and a bit of wind...thankfully! I hope you fair as well!

Kat :)

Country Girl said...

Nothing happening down in Maryland here. Not even a drop of rain!

Luv your boat pics, but it's the lobstah I'm droolin' over.

Elenka said...

We just finished bringing in the cushions from the deck furniture, closed the umbrella and made sure the trench for drainage next to the house is not clogged. They did just drop the tropical storm watch for this area. I know that your area is more at risk....I don't blame you one bit for taking the boat out.
There's a gigantic cruise ship that high tailed it to Portland overnight so that it could be in a safe harbor. I was scheduled to be here tomorrow, but came today. Actually it is the exact ship that hubby and I took to the Caribbean in June!!
Hope all goes well for you guys.

seanymph said...

You look great.......I wouldnt worry about hefty lol.

Oh that lobster looks good but sadly Ive become allergic to them. I wish I wasnt, I always loved them.