Monday, October 29, 2012


After reading today that a hurricane hunter aircraft found winds over 90 miles an hour 150 miles southwest of the eye of the storm, and realizing that our location puts us to the southwest of the storm, and in the south edge of it's predicted path, we decided to leave Serenity and check into a hotel. We are at the Best Western in Annapolis until tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. The worst should be over by then. We hope Serenity fairs well. They are predicting that wind gusts could be 70 m.p.h. I would have preferred to stay aboard, but Shirl would not go to the hotel without me...and I did not want her to be afraid on board, so here we are. Although I think it would be safe but uncomfortable on Serenity, this storm is so large, and the fact that it is combining with other systems makes it more unpredictable. They have also raised the predicted water surge levels which could be a problem as well.
This hotel does not have a generator, so we may be without power at some point. We are safe here and wanted to let everyone know.

 USA Today
 We are hoping the dock behind us as well as the drawbridge help protect Serenity from the wind and waves we know are coming.
Shirl stands by one of the many closed businesses in Annapolis, with tarps and sand bags in place because of predicted flooding.
 Annapolis is a very beautiful city...very clean with a friendly atmosphere, with small businesses that line the streets. 

 A family favorite...Kilwin's better known as "Little Killies" 
Dinner with Neala, Jeff, Grady and our waitress "Hurricane Sandy" at McGarvey's which is the oldest pub in Annapolis.
"It is a lot more fun to eat in a bar than to drink in a restuarant"...sign at Shakey's

  Update on Sandy: the storm is now moving at 28 miles an hour, and will hit the southern New Jersey coast about 6:00 p.m. Sandy is tracking a little further south at this point.


  1. So glad to hear you changed your mind.


  2. ..........can not even believe that he thought I would go to a hotel with out him!!



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