Aug 30, 201209:39 AM
Swing Set: Cruising Full Time
A Long Week On the Hook
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On Tuesday the 28th, after preparing as much as we felt we had to, soon to be Hurricane Isaac made his appearance here where we were in Alabama, but the most important thing for us was that Isaac was kind enough to make landfall two states away. The first wave produced some respectable wind, but it only lasted about 10 minutes. After that, we had rain off and on for three days, but only mild winds. We had two anchors out, and they both held very well. Sticking them in a few days early helped them settle to hold us adequately.
The skies were ominous on Wednesday morning, and we were expecting more wind, but it never materialized. We just had more rain, and we stayed inside and read our books and played Scrabble and dominoes. Plus, we ate good...like always.
Wednesday night was the worst though; there were tornado watches and warnings, and the wind was substantial. The anchors were holding, but the wind was coming from the one quadrant that brought us closer to the trees than anywhere else. We kept a close eye on things all night, and sleep was sporadic.
Isaac was far enough into the state of Louisiana to allow us to start heading south on Thursday morning, but we enjoyed ourselves so much at Bobby's Fish Camp last Saturday that we decided we wanted to go there one last time, and Thursday night was going to be the time, as they are only open from Thursday to Sunday.