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Friday, 18 January 2013
Bit choppy at sea today....
The above photo was taken from the island webcam run by my neighbour Mick. It's handy to see what's going on at the pier re tide and sea. As you can see it's a little choppy today. Remember these are very sheltered waters so it's worse out of the Flow. What you can't see is that the wind is also quite strong, south-easterly. So our ferry is cancelled for the day. We have some new skippers on board. The old skipper who retired this year had sailed this stretch of water for over 50 years and saw it as a challenge to come out in rough weather, these guys are not so familiar with the vessel so, understandably, they are more cautious. Hence the boat being cancelled.
However apart from that all is fine - we have no snow, just sleety showers. And the power is still on! I've just heard that 10,000 homes in Wales are without power in snowy and blizzard conditions. I feel for them!! And the poor power line workers who go out in appalling conditions to restore the lines.
I'm hoping the cancelled ferry is the worst thing we have to deal with this weekend!