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Re: Floated off the stands
RedBankGreen » POST-SANDY, A BRIGHTER SEA BRIGHT
is the link to the post storm pics. Also some video on ahnj.com and ahyc.net.
Hard to tell from the pics. That might buff out. I can imagine a "soft" landing, but floating debris and other boats banging around can make the landing the easy part. A pic of my friends boat at AHMH shows a picnic table and a dink under the boat which is on its side, the stb stands under the boat. I also worry about the second high tide and water intrusion.
There's is a sea bright video on Youtube. Houses and buildings were blown over. I've been without power for 8 days, so I can't see the actuals, by Wx cahnnel was calling for 15-20 foot storm surge and 21 foot wave heights. I would have felt better at a mooring, but it was not an option.
What is stunning about the photos of the damaged buildings is the undercutting of the foundations which, in most cases, seem to have been spread footings in sand only a shallow depth below the surface. How anyone could have expected such construction to endure any flooding event escapes me.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."