Not much sailing or rehabbing going on. Just a lot of rain and some flooding. On my drive to work this morning on the Howard Franklin Bridge over Tampa Bay the waves were crashing against the barrier and splashing across the road. I heard from someone at work that came in about an hour and a half later than me that as he came across the bridge the spray was going across 3 lanes and his car got soaked in salt water. Glad I missed that, I’d rather not have my 12 year old truck rusting any quicker than it has too!
My pretty little beach here at Boca Ciega Bay is being washed away! Look at the erosion at the bottom of the picture. By the way, if you can’t see this entire picture, your monitor is too small! (Now I have to take that back, it’s fine in edit mode, but when I publish it doesn’t use the whole screen. Sorry, I guess I will go back to smaller pictures)
Sunday I went down to the Tampa SkyWay bridge and checked out what was happening. When I got there I was told they had closed the bridge due to high winds. That is really unfortunate for people that need to get across. It’s a detour of an hour and a half instead of a 15 minute drive across the bridge.
While I was there, a cruise ship came out of the mist and went right under. This is in about 25 mph winds. It was kind of mysterious the way it appeared out of the mist and then just slipped right under the bridge. From the perspective it looks like it barely fit.
I took a video of it too. This is CapnRehab’s first venture into video. (Just practicing for when I get my GoPro)