There have been a lot of storms and a lot of rain down here lately. Well, maybe not a lot, but a lot for this early in the season, and a lot for Islamorada. At least since I’ve been living down here Islamorada seems to dodge these storms most of the time.
Earlier this week we had a really strong storm hit in the middle of the night that was on par with the blow we had last month. Yes a few boats in the anchorage moved again…and yes, I was one of them…AGAIN!
That storm was bad enough that Sparky was actually scared, which doesn’t happen too often. Luckily, there was no damage, though, and no close calls since we just move further out into the bay.
Strong Winds And New Toys
This entire week we’ve had pretty constant strong winds too, which is really strange for this time of year. There have also been a few pretty big storms out further in the bay the last few nights, like the one in this video. Luckily we haven’t been hit with any more since the one in the beginning of the week.
As the storm passed by last night I decided to finally give the new wind meter and app for my phone a try. The wind instrument on the boat died a few years ago, or we at least accidentally broke the transducer when trying to replace it. I’ve gotten used to sailing without wind readings, but decided to get a handheld just in case.
The Vaavud Wind Speed Meter plugs right into the headphone jack on your phone, and includes an app for both Android and iOS.