Our nearly two week run of perfect weather came to an abrupt end yesterday. The nasty winter storm that is bringing so much snow to the east coast, came to the Keys in a wind and rain event.
We saw the squall line heading south across Florida, but never dreamed it would make it this far. It must have been a pretty powerful storm.
We actually were caught in the middle between two nasty storms. One was approaching form the northwest and the other from the southwest. We could see them closing in on us and the radar looked pretty ugly.
We lucked out and most of the strong storms skirted right around us. We had a few moments where the motorhome shook pretty hard, but very little rain and lightning.
The southern front is gone, but the northern one is still trying to move through, so it’s cloudy, windy, and raining off an on. Once it moves past, our temps will drop and I think the sun will appear. Well, I was right…..the sun just peeped through! Yay!
No boating today for sure. There are small craft warnings due to the strong winds.
Although the wind won’t allow us to go boating, at least the boat is back home with us. They brought it back yesterday afternoon, but since there were storms coming, we decided not to take it out for a test run.
The manufacturer of the motor Johnson/Bombardier has been informed of the faulty workmanship, and have requested all the parts be sent back to them. Hopefully, the person who worked on that part will be chastised.
The only thing we’re unhappy about, is someone at the dealer tightened the brass plug on the boat too much, and Al can’t get it out. He wanted to remove the plug before the rain, but couldn’t get it loose. He was not a happy camper. I don’t know what he will do.
Before the rain yesterday, we did manage to get a few pictures while the sun was out and the water was calm.
This is what our view would be from our lot in Georgia. This from the webcam at Brasstown Bald Mountain.
I’m sure glad we’re not there.