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This past weekend a blizzard warning was issued for here in Newfoundland but nothing of a possible sea surge. Friday night at 8:30 while watching a movie aboard our boat while tied to the brewery, I heard what I thought was machine gun fire. Once outside I saw that the sea had come up over the dock and was slapping on the underside of the dock boards sounding like rapid gun fire. Well I was knock down with the boat a couple years back and that was tense but nothing compared to this. I have posted to my blog the complete tale with pictures, if one is interested in more information. The sea was 15 feet above its high tide level.

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Wow! Those cabins looked like they had been there quite awhile, you're lucky your boat wasn't badly damaged, or worse. Did the storm pass over you or was it far off, high winds where you are? Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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The winds were 90 kilometers from the north west and the sea was coming in from the east, the stag that went out to sea was built in 1982, when you look at the pictures and see the break wall looking out to sea the water height was level with the break wall you could not see it.

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Incredible, 15' above high is quite an event and a rare occurance. Glad you made it through relatively unscathed other than your vehicle. Great depiction, thanks for sharing that.
[edit] Here's a link to the CBC story CBC News - Nfld. & Labrador - St. John's still recovering from storm


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That's a high tide! Glad you got through all that OK!

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There are more reports coming in now that Conception Bay and areas around Bell island have also encounter damages. Break waters and beaches have been damaged.

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Wow!!!! Great pics too. And I was pissed the other day when the tide was a high-high at almost 2 feet and I had to scramble aboard my boat!!

HEHE! Glad you came out of it ok.

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Wow. Glad you, yours and your boat are OK. Disappearing cabins is just scary. Looks like an awesome place.

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holy moly!


I would love to have seen pictures of the water at the high point, but I imagine you were JUST a bit busy to be doing a photo shoot at that point. Good job getting thru that!

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