Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: Tropical storm Debby doing damage in St Petersburg (warning Boat carnage pics)
We are storm bound at Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota/Bradenton, chasing an increasing number of roof leaks that are inundating our Kitchen and Garage with the yacht sitting at our Club on the Manatee River with canvas up and no way to get there from here--roads flooded/blocked. (Fingers and toes crossed on that!) Our pool has come up 6" since 0400 and the River behind our house a good 8 feet since sunset last evening. I am seriously considering inflating the dinghy and mounting the outboard that we have stored in the garage just in case we need to bail out'a here. Last night/early this AM a tornado blew through. We couldn't see it but we sure as heck heard it and from my pool deck we can see several big old oaks in the woods between here and the River down. It's getting very exciting....
"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."