No, I wasn't crazy like these people who decided to go out in a small boat as the hurricane passed offshore. Instead, I took the boat out of the marina yesterday to head upriver to a creek for safe anchorage.
The waves were running about 4 feet in the harbor but the further upriver I went, the less wave height there was. The winds kept up all night, shaking the boat, and ruffling the canvas dodger and bimini. I was grateful for a good anchor and chain rode.
This morning, the wind is still strong but is supposed to subside later today. My thoughts are with all who are being affected by the hurricane. Having been through Hugo, I can say that it isn't fun. Loss of power for 23 days was the worst part for us because we were south of that storm. The tree devastation and loss of life and homes was terrible for those only 40 miles away.
Later today, I am going to head back to the harbor and anchor up at the usual spot near the beach. It is supposed to be hot and in the low 90's. A bit of breeze will be appreciated since the mosquitoes will likely be out after the rain over the past two days.
I am going to take a nap after a breakfast of shrimp and grits. Take care if you are in harm's way. Be safe.