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Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Repairs, Restoration, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.

One is suppose to sleep through undisturbed when tied to the dock. Some nights not so. Last night was one of those. The weather radio went off about one in the morning with sever thunderstorms about 50 miles to our east. That is a long ways away and to the east, who cares. About 2:30 the radio went off again with the storms in Destin, about 25 miles to out east, traveling west at 25 knots, plus they had 65 mile per hour winds in them. I had the awning up and the dinghy tied to the side of the boat. I am soon out taking down the awning and putting the boat away. If you need additional motivation to get out of bed modern technology does it for you. All you have to do is reach over grab your phone and look at your radar app. Dark reds and almost purple moving my way.

It was still 80 degrees out and the humidity had to be in the high 90% range. 45 minutes later I was soaked with sweet. But the awning is down, all lines secure and the dinghy secure in it’s davits. Back to bed at 3:30. The storm did hit and I remember the wind blowing, the rain pelting somewhere in the gray of being mostly asleep. Ah, the price one pays to live the dream.



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