Monday, July 23, 2007

Rain, rain...


Rain, rain..., originally uploaded by macatay.

The past three days, we have experienced steady rain and substantial winds as a storm passed over the north end of Vancouver Island. We've learned some interesting things about rain. One thing is that if the rain drops are large, the fresh rain water can remain suspended as a small fresh water drop on the surface of the ocean. Sometimes the fresh water appears to bounce off the salt water, creating a ripple with a geyser in the middle. The second thing is that the forest floor can become quickly saturated, so that a trail will turn into a mud track, and, eventually, into a long, narrow lake. The third thing is that it takes quite a while for the sea to calm down after a storm passes in this part of the world. Today we motored about seven miles to a new anchorage, experiencing waves and swell in the two to three meter range. The captain keeps referring the the Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, where it rained for forty years.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like high pressure is moving into the PNW and BC. Hope it keeps that front to the north off of you. You should have some blue sky sailing.

Safe sailing.

clw

July 26, 2007 9:14 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

2-3 meters is a good surfing swell in my neck of the woods.

July 26, 2007 3:30 PM  

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