Ashfall

The heavy rains yesterday morning failed to suppress the wildfires sufficiently to prevent them rekindling with today’s heavy winds (near 30 mph in the pm). We ended up being driven below early this evening by another ashfall. Some of the ash is of the pellet variety which reflects a blow-torch like fire. Fortunately no infrastructure has been involved or threatened.

The winds also played havoc with several late day arrivals. Quite a few white knuckle landings — in slips that is. Things remain lumpy and lurching as swell from the Sea of Abaco rounds the point and marches into the harbour. The usual low tide relief from this phenomenon is absent because the north wind has pushed the water levels up and the bar affords less protection at low tide.

Swells are bent and then reflect and lumpy and lurchy are the result.

Swells (yellow) are bent and then reflect (red) and lumpy and lurchy are the result.

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