So to hedge our bet, this crew is going to spend a few days on the West Coast of Florida on a business trip.
Sarasota has always been one of our favorite places.
Luckily, (we hope) Istaboa is high and dry, on the hard, at Hinckley Yachts in Port Salerno. She's inside a building, being painted as well as a sundry of other items being done to her.
We feel fortunate as we see the many boats at Old Port Cove scurrying around in order to find shelter. North Palm Beach Marina is full as I'm sure every other official Hurricane Hole in the area is.
This is a serious storm. We've never been forced to deal with such. So we're buttoning up our little house on Spearfish and crossing our fingers in hopes all will still be here when we return.
We're still clinging to both optimism and cynicism — Maybe Matthew will head east — Maybe it's media hyperbole — But, maybe not.
Guess we'll know in a few days.
Wish us all luck, please.
In the left hand corner of this blog is our Old Port Cove Weather Station. This will be functional as long as there's power and internet. Real Time Weather for OPC.